Acclaimed Ocean Grove author Christian White will hold a meet and greet at Bookgrove.
White is the author of the bestselling debut thriller The Nowhere Child. The novel is the fastest-selling Australian debut fiction title on record.
White has just sold the screen rights to The Nowhere Child in a dual AUS/US deal.
The novel – published by Affirm Press on 26 June – has sold more than 25,000 copies in its first eight weeks. In the coming months the novel will be published in a further 15 countries and translated into 11 languages.
Also appearing on the night is Sarah Bailey, whose novel Into the Night, which is being described as “just as razor-sharp as The Dark Lake”, her previous work.
White, who until a year ago was making ends meet by doing a variety of odd jobs in between screenwriting contracts, is elated.
“The idea of a screen adaption of The Nowhere Child is beyond exciting, and I’m thrilled that it’s in such capable and talented hands,” he said.
“Having worked with Carver before, I know their passion for storytelling is contagious, and Anonymous Content has produced some of my all-time favourite film and TV. Any second now, I’m sure I’ll wake up and discover this is all just a wonderful dream.”
White will be at Bookgrove on Friday 14 September for a meet and greet where local avid readers can get their copies signed and learn more about how Christian developed the gripping story.