The film and TV rights to a book published by Hebden Bridge-based Bluemoose Books have been bought by global media giant 20th Century Fox.
‘Nod’ by Adrian Barnes - which was also shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke award 2013 - could now be turned into a 12-part US TV series by Chernin Entertainment, a division of Fox.
Kevin Duffy, publisher of Bluemoose Books, said: “This is the first international TV and film rights sale Bluemoose has had and I’m really pleased that ‘Nod’ by Adrian Barnes will now be seen and then hopefully read by a global audience.
“As an independent publisher, selling rights is imperative in sustaining our publishing going forward.
“It is also a really important way of promoting our books on an international stage and as we are in the week of the biggest book fair in the world, Frankfurt, it couldn’t have happened at a better time.”
‘Nod’ was reviewed in The Guardian, who described it as “outstanding”.
Part of the national newspaper’s review read: “The apocalypse comes in many forms, but none stranger than that of the chronic sleep deprivation that leads to mass psychosis in Adrian Barnes’s audacious novel ‘Nod’.”
Barnes explores the nature of perception, redemption, and personal and social catastrophe in the novel which is for sale at £7.99 from Bluemoose - www.bluemoosebooks.com