A K Benjamin book optioned for 'major sum' in four-way auction

A K Benjamin book optioned for 'major sum' in four-way auction

Tiger Aspect has triumphed in a four-way auction for TV rights to Let Me Not Be Mad by A K Benjamin as the neuropsychologist's latest book goes to Bodley Head.

Benjamin's exploration of addiction and mental illness, Let Me Not Be Mad (Bodley Head), has been optioned for a "major sum" after a four-way auction conducted by Emily Hayward at Artists Partnership on behalf of Will Francis at Janklow & Nesbit. 

The TV deal comes as The Bodley Head snaps up Benjamin's latest book, The Case for Love. Deputy publishing director Will Hammond acquired UK & Commonwealth rights from Francis. 

The Case for Love will use "neurological case studies to explore themes such as memory, identity and the nature of reality - but as with Let Me Not be Mad, another kind of story – another kind of memoir – unfolds alongside these clinical accounts: the story of what became of A. K. Benjamin on his uncertain, circuitous path to healing", said the publisher.