BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Camilla’s recent books have all been bestsellers, with Sweetness in the Belly selling 94K copies across formats in Canada.
AWARDS CONTENDER: Camilla has been the recipient of the Trillium Book Award, the City of Toronto Book Award, the CBC Canadian Literary Award and has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as well as the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize. Her books have been selected for One Book One Community campaigns in Burlington, Aurora and Providence, RI. She has been on numerous “Best Book” lists including but not limited to the National Post, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and CBC.
TOPICAL: The Relatives is extremely topical, looking at the politics of sperm donation.
MEDIA DARLING: Camilla is media savvy and eager to help make this book a success.
INTERNATIONAL APPEAL: Camilla has wide global readership, particularly in the UK and US, where major outlets including The Guardian and The Independent have reviewed her work.
Praise for Sweetness in the Belly:
“Sweetness in the Belly is a timely and compelling novel of ideas which explores the ethics of cultural identity in a multicultural era…. [It] is a sophisticated, ambitious and deeply affecting novel which is devastatingly relevant to our contemporary world.”—2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury citation
“This complex tale about exile, romance and human rights combines the authority of Gibb’s scholarship on social anthropology with the lushness of her fictional vision.” —Elle Canada
“Ambitious…vivid and rich in detail, politically relevant and eminently readable.” —The Globe and Mail
“This is a rarity, a novel that transforms expectations. A hugely ambitious work executed with deceptive ease, it is an unbelievably odd tale, yet utterly convincing, able to transport us behind closed borders and back again…. The back-and-forth structure succeeds brilliantly…. With Sweetness in the Belly, you know something other than lived experience is at work, and that something is a roving mind, a questing heart. Watching them land like butterflies on raw truth is a marvellous sight to behold.” —Montreal Gazette
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