The Hate U Give – Everything So Far
For my first official blog post on my official site, I think it’s only fitting that I give you guys a “recap” of everything that’s happened with my debut novel, THE HATE U GIVE.
Back in February, Publisher’s Weekly did an article on the 13-publishing house auction that led to Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins acquiring the book. That same day, the article was featured on the front page of PW!
This led to my local newspaper, the Clarion Ledger, writing a detailed article about my publication journey. That article became front-page news, which is still crazy to me.
THE HATE U GIVE has been acquired in a total of 13 territories/and or languages.
Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000, Temple Hill (The Fault in Our Stars), and State Street Pictures (Soul Food, Barbershop) with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) attached to star, George Tillman (Soul Food, Barbershop) directing, and Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun, The Game Plan) penning the script.
Courtesy of The Bent Agency
And that’s about it for now. I’m excited for this journey and I can’t wait for you all to meet Starr in 2017!