Thursday, 24 November 2011

Macmillan New Writers Book optioned for a film

We are lucky to have Ann Weisgarber - double Orange nominee among our ranks. In case you hadn't noticed, she's on a blog tour at the moment with "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree". It has just been optioned for film by Viola Davis, star of The Help. What great news, hope it gets made, it would be a great film.

About the Book:
Winner of the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters’ Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction
Longlisted for the Orange Prize (alongside books by Toni Morrison and Marilynne Robinson), and shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers.

Her new novel "Galveston" is in the pipeline too, so I'm looking forward to another great read.

Ann Weisgarber’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, November 1st: nomadreader

Wednesday, November 2nd: Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday, November 3rd: Linus’s Blanket - author Q&A

Monday, November 7th: A Bookish Libraria

Tuesday, November 8th: Man of La Book

Thursday, November 10th: Unabridged Chick

Monday, November 14th: Book Dilettante

Tuesday, November 15th: Book Chatter

Wednesday, November 16th: She is Too Fond of Books- Spotlight on Bookstores guest post

Thursday, November 17th: Book Club Classics

Friday, November 18th: Historical Tapestry - guest post

Monday, November 21st: Raging Bibliomania

Tuesday, November 22nd: The Brain Lair

Wednesday, November 23rd: Broken Teepee

Friday, November 25th: Historical Tapestry

Monday, November 28th: A Bookworm’s World

Tuesday, November 29th: My Bookshelf

Wednesday, November 30th: Elle Lit.


Ann Weisgarber said...

Dee, thank you for posting this and for your kind remarks.

The film option thing is surreal, and Viola Davis's interest took me by surprise. The blog book tour seems to be the latest trend that might eventually replace the on-the-road book tour. It's great to see publishers and writers recognize the importance of bloggers as reviewers.

Len Tyler said...

As you say Dee, this would make a really great film. Well done, Ann - and fingers crossed for the next stage.

sonia said...

How amazing! I loved this book and think it would make a wonderful film unfolding a never before told story...

nomadreader said...

I do hope this one makes it to screen! I was thrilled to be part of the blog tour and thoroughly enjoyed the novel.

Ann Weisgarber said...

Thanks Len, Sonia, and Nomadreader for the good wishes. We'll see what happens next.