Yesterday, the Toronto Star reported “On the cusp of literary fame, Toronto author A.S.A. Harrison slips away”.
Susan (A. S. A.) Harrison died on Sunday.
She was a non-fiction author and editor with her debut crime novel, the psychological thriller The Silent Wife set for publication later this year.
Her agent Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agents said:
“I’m heartbroken she doesn’t get to participate in her book’s international launch this June and July, but I’m comforted by the fact that she saw all the rave advance praise from her peers and the amazing international rights sales to date. She is a true publishing success story and she deserves every inch of it.”
The Silent Wife will be published in Canada, the USA, and the UK on 25 June 2013. With the title Dodelijke Stilte it will be published in The Netherlands by The House of Books in September 2013. A French edition follows in early 2014.