Deal News: Colin Mochrie’s NOT QUITE THE CLASSICS to Penguin Canada

From the Press Release:

Penguin, the world’s pre-eminent publisher of classic literature, has acquired publishing rights to the debut book from a man known worldwide for working without a script. Colin Mochrie, the popular award-winning actor and world-renowned master of improv, will release NOT QUITE THE CLASSICS for publication in fall 2012. The book was acquired, at auction, by Commissioning Editor Adrienne Kerr from agent Carly Watters at the P.S. Literary Agency.

Best known for his roles in Whose Line Is It Anyway? and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Colin Mochrie has been making international audiences laugh for over 25 years. He entertains 80,000 audience members a year on his international improv tour with fellow improviser Brad Sherwood. Mr. Mochrie recently filmed an upcoming primetime show for a major US network, to be announced shortly.

Foreign Rights available from Taryn Fagerness Agency

See the full announcement at PearsonCanada.ca here.

Published by Carly Watters

Carly Watters is a SVP, senior literary agent and director of literary branding with the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a hands-on agent that develops proposals and manuscripts with attention to detail and the relevant markets. PSLA’s mission is to manage authors’ literary brands for their entire career. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents and is actively seeking new authors in including women’s fiction, commercial and upmarket fiction, select literary fiction, platform-driven non fiction and select memoir. She occasionally represents children's book projects. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.

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