The US publication of Pendulum (Quercus) will take place next year - 3rd November for the UK and the rest of Europe - and Adam will adapt the book for screen. No stranger to adaptation, he wrote the screenplay for David Mitchell's number9dream.
Tom Coan, Senior Vice President of Scripted Programming at NBC Universal International Studios said, "It was immediately clear to us that Pendulum's narrative would appeal to audiences internationally given the book is a thrilling, high-concept ride about the nature of our digitally connected society. We are thrilled to have Adam on board to adapt the book and look forward to taking the project to buyers."
Also giving us cause to celebrate here at DHH is the fact that L C Tyler's Elsie and Ethelred comic crime series has been bought by Bentley Productions, the same company that produces Midsomer Murders. The deal was brokered by Emily Hayward-Whitlock at the Artists Partnership and David Headley at DHH Literary Agency.
Bentley said, "From the moment we read Len Tyler's wonderful novels we knew the wit and humour would be perfect for TV. We very much look forward to working with him on bringing The Herring Seller to the screen."
Congratulations to both Adam and Len!