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Be Good Film Rights Sold

Sarah Cooper of the Saint Agency, in association with Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Literary Agency, has sold film rights to Stacey May Fowles’ first novel, Be Good, to Federgreen Entertainment.
(More about Be Good here.)

Canada Reads Independently

Be Good is being championed by author and bookseller Robert J Wiersema as a Canada Reads Independently pick for 2011.
Wiersema says:
The 2007 novel from the Toronto writer and essayist orients around the question of what it means to “be good” for a loose constellation of twenty-somethings, with close focus on friends Hannah and Morgan.  The […]

Buy The Books!

Be Good, a novel
Quill and Quire: “…the novel offers a thoughtful examination of sexuality, relationships, and what it means to tell the truth.”
This Magazine: “…probably the most finely realized small press novel to come out of Canada in the last year…Thank you, Stacey May Fowles.”

Fear of Fighting, a novel with illustrations by Marlena Zuber
Eye Weekly: […]

Prairie Fire Review of Books looks at Fear of Fighting and Be Good

Featuring the best line ever in a review about my work:
“In both of Fowles’s novels, the young people do a lot of vomiting–too much, maybe, but not enough to provoke a similar reaction on the part of the reader. Rather, Be Good and Fear of Fighting are cause for celebration; they mark the arrival upon […]

Canada Also Reads: The Longlist

Be Good and Fear of Fighting have both made the National Post Canada Also Reads (very) longlist. Check out the complete list for a great sampling of (mostly less mainstream) books published in Canada over the last few years.
If you’re interested in being a panelist, just send an email to theafterword@nationalpost.com with the name of […]

Forward Fiction: April 27th


Recent Reviews for Be Good and Fear of Fighting

Review of Fear of Fighting, from Eye Weekly: “Paired well with Zuber’s drawings, Fowles words are simple and elegant. She has perfectly bottled the ennui and cruel narcissism of people old enough to have bad credit but still young enough to puke outside of bars. Even if you’re comfortably past that age, Fowles’ book is […]

Be Good is a Vancouver Public Library Staff Pick!

Be Good has been chosen as a Vancouver Public Library Staff Pick:
Be Good is about twenty-something’s complicated lives and relationships set in both Vancouver and Montreal. A refreshing alternative to chick lit; the novel truly captures the real emotions, goals, thoughts and actions of contemporary twenty-somethings.

Upcoming Events

WORD ON THE STREET: Proud Voices Tent
A reading from Be Good.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Queen’s Park
5:00-5:30 p.m.

THIS IS NOT A READING SERIES: Stacey May Fowles and Marlena Zuber
FEAR OF FIGHTING
How do you accurately capture the inner life of a thoughtful, sensitive young woman within the pages of a graphic novel? To celebrate the release of Fear […]