Wattpad and SyFy now open voting for one of three television adaptations of a new book, ‘Expiration Date,’ which has 55 million reads on the platform so far.
In France, Gaël Faye made the jump from rap to fiction with the help of editor Catherine Nabokov, and his novel ‘Small Country’ is now headed to the cinema.
This month has included the announcement of the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards, and in November, New York City’s Goethe-Institut will produce a monthlong film series to honor a new major publication of Uwe Johnson’s work in English.
‘I enjoyed the experience of seeing the movie,’ the Canadian author says–but only on his second viewing. Seeing his work go to the screen, Patrick deWitt says, takes some getting used to.
The week of Frankfurter Buchmesse will be kicked off by the fair’s second 5K fun run, and submissions have opened for this year’s A Book Is a Film Is a Game program’s awards.
German-language users spend an average 10 million minutes on Wattpad daily. That may soon pay off for both the platform in Toronto and for Munich’s Bavaria Fiction in a new partnership.
The new category announced in Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Film Awards program is for Best Illustrated Book on a Film-Related Subject–sumptuous film biographies, costume-design studies, or the making of a ground-breaking design: all are fair game in this new class of entry.
Books at Berlinale each year tempts film producers with 12 books carefully curated for their film adaptation potential—as the demand for screen rights soars in the age of Netflix, Amazon Studios, HBO, and others.
In a new series directed by Andy Coyle, illustrator Luke Pearson’s ‘Hilda’ series of graphic novels from Nobrow’s Flying Eye Books is to premiere on Netflix in September.
More than 150 titles from 30 nations were submitted for this year’s ‘Books at Berlinale’ session. The final list of 12 books has been chosen to be presented to filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival.