Faber is to publish a graphic novel adaptation of Jason Reynolds' Long Way Down, with artwork by Danica Novgorodoff.
Publisher Leah Thaxton acquired UK and Commonwealth rights for the text from Charlotte Bodman at Rights People, and illustration rights from Stephanie Voros at Simon & Schuster US.
Reynolds' novel, a "gritty look at teenage gun violence and grief" was shortlisted for CILIP Carnegie Medal, in addition to winning the UKLA Book Award.
Thaxton said: "Every book by Jason Reynolds is an event. This graphic novel of the bestseller Long Way Down is a clear testimony to the clarity and power of Jason's storytelling. Emotional truth such as this is rare—matched with artwork that is arresting and astute. Exceptional."
The author said: "Long Way Down, which is so close to me, emotionally, has now become a completely different thing. With Danica's images and interpretation, this piece of art has become a piece of... Art, and is beyond anything I could have imagined. If you liked it before, you'll love it now."
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel will be published on 13th October.
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