Simon & Schuster Canada will launch a Scribner imprint this autumn to “highlight unique contemporary authors and celebrate the art of storytelling”.
It will publish fiction and non-fiction from Canada and around the world and will also feature works in translation by both Canadian and international authors.
Kevin Hanson, president and publisher of S&S Canada, said: “I’ve long admired Scribner US and their venerable list of authors and am excited to launch this new imprint that will complement and support our existing local publishing programme with its numerous bestsellers. The creation of Scribner Canada will broaden our publishing reach, bring new voices to readers, and grow our already stellar list of authors.”
Scribner was founded in 1846 and has published iconic 20th-century American authors such as Edith Wharton, F Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe and Ernest Hemingway. Scribner US’s distinguished list now includes Annie Proulx, Jesmyn Ward, Jennifer Egan, Frank McCourt, Stephen King, Don DeLillo, Jeannette Walls, Andrew Solomon, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Colm Tóibin, Rachel Kushner, Anthony Doerr and Miranda July.
Simon & Schuster Canada joins the UK and Australia in establishing the imprint.
In the autumn, Scribner Canada will publish We Spread by Iain Reid, a book described by the publisher as “a genre-bending novel examining the nature of loneliness, age and memory”, and The Long Road Home by Debra Thompson, the first Black woman to be hired and tenured in the political science department at McGill University and an expert on race and ethnic politics. It will be the first major work of non-fiction on the Scribner list and will follow the roots of Black identities in North America, starting with her own family who travelled the Underground Railroad to Shrewsbury, Ontario, and then tracing her journey across America in search of blackness and belonging.