Booker Winner Sells Luminaries to Spooks-maker

The makers of the critically acclaimed Spooks TV series have bought the rights to Eleanor Catton’s Booker prize-winning novel, The Luminaries. Catton, at 28-years the youngest ever Booker winner and her 832-page book the longest to take the prize, told British and Australian media she has already sold the rights.

Given the length and complexity of the novel, a television series in the HBO-mode, rather than a movie, makes sense. Catton told the Telegraph, she hopes it will be a boxed set.

It is understood that David Wolstencroft, who made the critically acclaimed and popular spy television series, Spooks, has bought the rights and will adapt the book for the BBC.

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JK Rowling Picks Sophie Mills’ Ickabog Illustration

JK Rowling Picks Sophie Mills’ Ickabog Illustration

Southland Girls’ High School student Sophie Mills, 12, was one of four New Zealanders amongst 32 submissions worldwide to have an illustration included in JK Rowling’s latest book, The Ickabog. About…