We are thrilled to announce that acclaimed author Lauren Carter’s THE LONGEST NIGHT, a taut and ambient thriller that follows one girl’s search for home, melding horror, magical realism and literary suspense, to Naomi K. Lewis at Freehand Books, for publication Fall 2025, by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency (North America).

Lauren Carter is the author of five books, including the short story collection Places Like These (2023), a finalist for the 2023 Forward Indie Book Awards, and the novel This Has Nothing to Do with You, winner of the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction. Her work has also appeared in anthologies, including 15: Best Canadian Stories (edited by John Metcalf) and Voicing Suicide (Ekstasis Editions). She has been published in a wide variety of periodicals including The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, National Geographic Traveler, and the literary journals Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, and Grain, among others. Longlisted multiple times for the CBC literary awards in both fiction and poetry, she’s also been nominated for the Journey and Giller Prizes. A transplanted Ontarian, she now lives in the Homeland of the Metis Nation, on Treaty One territory, where she teaches and gathers writers through her business Wild Ground Writing. 

Congratulations Lauren!