Potboiler Tv, the small-screen wing of Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood’s UK manufacturing home, has received rights to Bernardine Evaristo’s Booker-winning novel Lady, Lady, Different.
The ebook, printed final yr, made Evaristo the primary black lady ever to win the Booker Prize. It stayed on the Sunday Instances High Ten Bestseller Record for 9 consecutive weeks and was the second-best-selling literary fiction hardback of 2019. It has not too long ago been lengthy listed for the 2020 Girls’s Prize for Fiction.
It tells the story of recent Britain by way of the voices of twelve very completely different individuals – largely girls, largely black – who name it dwelling.
“We’re delighted to be working with Bernardine on bringing this vibrant and joyous novel to the display. It’s a vivid and genuine in addition to necessary story of our instances,” mentioned Gail Egan.
The deal was struck with Lesley Thorne at Aitken Alexander on behalf of Bernardine Evaristo’s agent Emma Paterson.
Potboiler’s historical past of lit variations contains the Oscar-winning The Fixed Gardener, considered one of three collaborations with John le Carré, Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger, and not too long ago Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, which is about to enter manufacturing for HBO Max, with Lupita Nyong’o.