26 Oct 2017

Jessica Townsend: Nevermoor & fairytales coming true

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 26 October 2017

Kathryn Ryan speaks to debut Australian author Jessica Townsend, whose first book Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow has scooped a six figure publishing deal, is being published in 27 countries, has had Hollywood studios vying for it, with 20th Century Fox paying seven figures to scoop up the film rights, assigning Oscar nominated writer Drew Goddard to adapt and produce it for the big screen. Nevermoor is a tale for ten year olds, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world. It's being described as having the quirk of Roald Dahl, the whimsy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the heart of Harry Potter.