We delighted to announce that Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter, the stunning debut novel by Lizzie Pook, is published in Canada (Simon & Schuster). This evocative historical debut is set in the harsh landscape of 1800s Australia, where a prominent pearler’s daughter is on the hunt for the truth behind her father’s sudden disappearance.

Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter was published in Australia in February 2022, followed by its UK publication in March 2022. Since then, reviews have been nothing but glowing:

‘This is a stunning debut.’ Charmaine Wilkerson

‘Pook’s evocative debut novel spins a tale of intrigue and deception with a deft combination of gripping pacing and emotional restraint.’ Booklist, starred review

‘A gleaming achievement.’ Emma Stonex

In the run up to Canadian publication, we were thrilled that Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter was shortlisted for the 2022 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, a prize that recognises novels which both honour the traditions of adventure, and are unafraid to try something new. Simon & Schuster created this beautiful trailer for the book:

Congratulations, Lizzie! We cannot wait to see Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter take Canada by storm!