Press release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Toronto, February 24, 2022) HarperCollins Canada is thrilled to have acquired Canada English rights to actor, producer, and director Elliot Page’s forthcoming memoir, Pageboy set to hit shelves in 2023. Senior VP and Executive Publisher Iris Tupholme acquired the book with Senior Editorial Director Jennifer Lambert editing.

Pageboy will give readers a look into Elliot Page’s journey from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Hollywood. The memoir will delve into Page’s relationship with his body, his experiences as one of the most famous trans people in the world, and will cover mental health, assault, relationships, sex, and the cesspool that Hollywood can be. Full of warmth, honesty, and wit, Pageboy will be a must-read for Canadians, both for established fans of Page’s and new fans alike.

Jennifer Lambert said of the acquisition, “Elliot’s personal and professional story has been one I’ve admired greatly. I have been reminded again and again of the dichotomy between the public and private self and how each of us has the right to live authentically on our own terms. Too often, as Elliot’s experiences have revealed, humanity is denied, judgment is cast, fear translates into hate. In Pageboy, Elliot bravely confronts and exposes these moments but also reveals the journey and the beautiful private joy of coming into a life fully realized at last.  It is deeply moving, raw and fierce, a coming-of-age story that will take its place among the highest achieving literary memoirs. And by giving voice to the trans experience so fearlessly, it will serve as both recognition and inspiration to so many. Elliot’s book will resonate across Canada and around the world, and Executive Publisher Iris Tupholme and I and the whole team at HarperCollins Canada could not be more proud to be joining Elliot on this journey.”

Elliot Page is represented by United Talent Agency, VIE Entertainment, and ID Public Relations The book deal was brokered by Meredith Miller at UTA, on behalf of Pilar Queen and Albert Lee.


ELLIOT PAGE is an Academy Award® -nominated actor, producer and director who currently stars in Netflix’s hit series THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, which recently wrapped production on its third season. In August 2021, Elliot signed a first look deal with UCP to develop scripted and unscripted projects across multiple platforms. After coming out in a moving message on social media in 2020, Elliot received overwhelming support from the LGBTQ+ community and is now using his voice to speak out on issues of violence perpetrated against trans bodies, as well as confronting political leaders who seek to criminalize trans healthcare. In March of 2021, Elliot became the first openly transgender man to be featured solo on the cover of TIME. Off screen, Page continues to be a tireless champion of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as a passionate advocate for environmental justice.


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Date Posted

February 24, 2022


Lauren Morocco