Canadian author Nita Prose’s debut novel,?The MaidOntario reporting 3,813 new COVID-19 cases, became a New York Times and Canadian bestseller just a few weeks after its Jan. 4 releaseThe U.S. during this time.
The longtime Toronto editor?is currently the vice president and editorial director at Simon & Schuster — a publishing house that’s home to renown authors such as home body and milk and honey author Rupi Kaur, and Long Way Down and Look Both Ways author?Jason Reynolds, among others.
“The day [The Maid] was published was a really important moment because it was no longer mine. It was now something that belonged to the readers,” Prose told CBC News. “I’ll never read it the same way again.”
Prose is the latest industry professional to become a best-selling author, following in the footsteps of fellow Canadian?Ashley Audrain and her debut novel, The Pushre living through right now, and it, which came out in 2021.