TV rights are under option with a major US studio for Catherine Chanter’s debut novel The Well, publisher Canongate has said.
Rights for the TV series were acquired from Jonathan Sissons at Peters Fraser and Dunlop.
The novel portrays a modern-day Britain where it has not rained for three years except on a piece of farmland known as The Well. The paperback edition is published this week by Canongate.
The title has won the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Unpublished Fiction and is to date published in 11 languages, and by Simon & Schuster’s Atria in the US.