Foreign Rights

Finalist – Governor General’s Literary Awards 2021

15 octobre 2021

Stella, qu’est-ce que tu fais là ? by Sandra Sirois is finalist for the Governor General’s Literay Awards in the Children’s Literature category. The winner of the 2021 Awards will be announced on November 17. Congratulations to all the finalists!

Stella’s story is one shared by many youth who suffer unsolicited abuse at the hands of merciless yet subtle bullies, who operate when the teacher’s back is turned and use their popularity and influence to silence their victims. Her path to self-affirmation can be an inspiration to many.

International Premiere at Cannes

22 septembre 2021

Je voudrais qu’on m’efface (Neighbourhood Watch) by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette will have its International Premiere at Canneseries!

The series produced by Babel Films is part of the selection of the prestigious Cannes International Series Festival 2021. It will be competing with ten others selected in the Short Series category. The festival will take place from October 8 to 13, 2021.


NEW Fall 2021 Rights Catalogue

30 août 2021

The excitement is real! Our new Fall 2021 Rights Catalogue is here. Check it out and discover the unique and captivating voices of our authors this season.

As part of a virtual 2021 Fall fair, I will be hosting meetings with international publishers from October 12 to 29. There are still some time slots available and I invite you to contact me directly if you wish to make an appointment. I am looking forward to seeing you and sharing all these new books with you.

Geneviève Lagacé, Rights Manager
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FILBO Digital 2021

28 juillet 2021

Hurtubise will participate to Bogotá International Book Fair from August 17 to 20. Register HERE to contact us through the virtual business matchmaking application or simply send me an email HERE to schedule a virtual meeting.

The Colombian Book Chamber, ProColombia and Corferias, are organizing a Virtual Business Matchmaking during FILBO for interested Colombian and international publishers. The event aims to foster relations between different stakeholders in the publishing sector and offers opportunities to establish commercial ties through pre-scheduled virtual business meetings.


Hurtubise participará en la rueda virtual de negocios organizada por la Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá del 17 al 20 de agosto. Regístrese AQUÍ para ponerse en contacto con nosotros a través de la aplicación de negocios o simplemente mándeme un correo electrónico AQUÍ para agendar una reunión virtual.

La Cámara Colombiana del Libro, ProColombia y Corferias, están organizando una rueda virtual de negocios durante la FILBO para editores colombianos e internacionales interesados. El evento tiene como objetivo fomentar las relaciones entre los diferentes actores del sector editorial y ofrece oportunidades para establecer vínculos comerciales a través de reuniones de negocios virtuales previamente programadas.

2021 Fall Titles Sneak Peek

28 juillet 2021

Read on for a sneak peek of our upcoming titles. Our whole Fall list will soon be available!

Water Lilies Bloomingby Marie-Christine Chartier
Reunite with Cam and Max, the protagonists from her previous best-selling novel How to Catch a Rainbow Trout with more than 12,000 copies sold in Canada. Four years have passed since they had the courage to admit to each other that they were more than friends. They thought that the most difficult step was to declare their love for each other, but here they are at the next milestone of their lives, that of the love that lasts. How do you stay in love after all this time?


Me Too by Sophie Rondeau
Romane, a teenager shaken by her parents’ divorce, accepts with difficulty to face the reality and to admit that her friend Esteban abused her one night of partying. An utterly poignant story in which the subject of sexual abuse is treated with sensitivity, finesse and nuance. In the era of social justice and empowerment movements based upon breaking silence, Me too is a YA novel more than ever necessary (14+).


NEW English Excerpt Available

15 juin 2021

En excerpt of En route vers nowhere by Sophie Laurin is now available in English! CLICK HERE TO READ IT

A story of friendship fuelled by snack-bar poutine and inedible gas station sandwiches. A teen romance, in spite of the whiffs of warm beer and sweaty bodies during a summer heat wave. A story from an era when phones weren’t quite so smart. A book with dual timelines, infused with gentle nostalgia and irresistible humour. This summer-tinged read will delight young readers.


Shortlisted for the Prix Sésame in France!

14 juin 2021

Comme une chaleur de feu de camp by Amélie Panneton (published by Alice Jeunesse in Europe) is shortlisted as one of the five « coup de coeur » titles of the Prix Sésame in France. The college students jury will meet early January 2022 to announce the winner and the author is invited to the Fête du Livre Jeunesse from January 26 to 30.

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2021

18 mai 2021

If we can’t meet you all in person in Bologna this year, let’s at least meet online! Hurtubise will participate in the online event BCBF Global Rights Exchange organized from June 14 to 17. We invite you to have a look at our bookshelf and featured titles to discover our most popular children’s and YA books. I remain available for a virtual meeting during that week and I would be happy to tell you more about our newest additions.

Geneviève Lagacé, Rights Manager
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Our Stories Are Traveling

19 avril 2021

We are pleased to announce the following recent deals!

  • L’allégorie des truites arc-en-ciel by Marie-Christine Chartier: web series rights optioned by UGO Média
  • Ciel Series by Sophie Labelle: English rights to Second Story Press
  • Infectés Series by Marc-André Pilon: French rights to Kennes (excl. North America)
  • Hackers Series by Isabelle Roy: Arabic rights to Arab Scientific Publishers
  • Juliette Series by Rose-Line Brasset:
    • Hungarian rights to Alexandra Könyveshaz
    • Czech rights to Albatros Media
    • Arabic rights to Arab Scientific Publishers

NEW Spring 2021 Rights Catalogue!

5 mars 2021

It’s time to celebrate! Canadian winter is almost over and our new Spring 2021 Catalogue is here. Check it out and discover the unique and refreshing voices of our authors this season.

As part of a virtual 2021 Spring fair, I will be hosting meetings with international publishers from March 22 to April 9. There are still some time slots available and I invite you to contact me directly if you wish to make an appointment. I am looking forward to seeing you and sharing all these new stories with you.

Geneviève Lagacé, Rights Manager