Italian rights to Joanne Proulx’s award-winning debut novel ANTHEM OF A RELUCTANT PROPHET sold to Fanucci Editore by Erica Berla of Berla & Griffini Rights Agency on behalf of Samantha Haywood. And Russian rights to Palmyra Publishers by Samantha Haywood. The novel tells the gripping story of 17-year old Luke Hunter after he discovers he can foretell death, a ‘gift’ he’d rather not have. Film rights previously optioned by Sepia Films, and originally published in 2007 by Penguin Canada, Arena Netherlands, Picador UK and Soho Press US. For translation rights contact: email@example.com
Nicole Winstanley, Publisher of Penguin Canada, has acquired AND THE BOYS WILL PLAY, a new novel by Joanne Proulx, for publication in Canada in spring 2017 under the company’s Hamish Hamilton imprint. The deal was arranged via Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. AND THE BOYS WILL PLAY is a story about power, financial dependence, instinct, sex and survival in contemporary society, and if, or how, love fits in.
Here is what Nicole has to say about Joanne’s powerful sophomore novel. “…an absolutely searing novel about socially condoned male-violence that tackles a shockingly pervasive issue with originality and verve, revealing how our irresponsible, self-serving choices play-out tragically in the wider world.”
Joanne Proulx’s critically acclaimed first novel, ANTHEM OF A RELUCTANT PROPHET, won the Sunburst Award for Fantastic Fiction and was named a best debut by The Globe and Mail and Kirkus Reviews. The novel is currently in development as a feature film.
Film rights to Joanne Proulx’s award-winning debut novel ANTHEM OF A RELUCTANT PROPHET have been optioned by Kim Roberts & Tina Pehme of Sepia Films. The novel tells the gripping story of 17-year old Luke Hunter after he discovers he can foretell death, a ‘gift’ he’d rather not have. The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency.