We are excited to announce that bestselling memoirist and novelist Jen Sookfong Lee’s THE HUNGER WE PASS DOWN, an electrifying work of literary horror set in contemporary Vancouver, exploring myths of the Asian diaspora, cursed doppelgangers, and the inherited traumas and silences that haunt four generations of mothers and daughters, has been acquired Anita Chong at McClelland and Stewart, for publication Fall 2025!

Deal by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Agency (Canadian English). US & UK rights on offer forthcoming. Film TV available, co-agented with Dana Spector at CAA.

Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver’s East Side, and she now lives with her family in North Burnaby. Her books include the recently published memoir Superfan: How Pop Culture Broke My Heart(January 2023, McClelland & Stewart, North America), The Conjoined: A Novel (ECW 2016) nominated for International Dublin Literary Award and a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, The Better Mother, a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, The End of East, The Shadow List, and Finding Home. Jen was, for many years, an instructor for Simon Fraser University’s The Writers’ Studio as well as a familiar voice on CBC Radio, and now acquires for ECW Press and co-hosts the literary podcast, Can’t Lit.

Congratulations Jen!