Pulitzer Winning Novel ‘The Sympathizer’ Being Adapted for TV

Pulitzer Winning Novel ‘The Sympathizer’ Being Adapted for TV

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Viet Than Nguyen’s debut novel The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize among other awards, is being adapted for television.  The news broke from the author himself on Twitter that A24 and Rhombus Media have just optioned the rights to the work. The director set for the adaptation, Park Chan-wook, has directorial credits for Oldboy and The Handmaiden. Author Nguyen mentioned in his Tweet that “his OLDBOY was a big influence on The Sympathizer.” From Amazon, “The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who comes …

Celebrating ‘Concrete Rose’ on its Publication Day

Celebrating ‘Concrete Rose’ on its Publication Day

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You may recognize the name Angie Thomas; she’s the author who wrote The Hate U Give (or THUG for short), a debut novel about an African American teenage girl, Starr, whose friend is killed in an incident of police brutality. Starr is forced to decide between her two worlds, (her home and her majority white school) in deciding where she stands. Will she fight for Khalil or hide?   The book, rightfully, blew up, gaining much critical acclaim. It has even spent 200 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller’s List. Yep, you read that right. Two hundred weeks! It …