Posted on 07/29/2019 at 02:24 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If last year’s Booker Prize-winning novel is inaccessible to you — either because of library wait list times or its writing style — you might be glad to hear of movie talks.

The news that Milkman by Anna Burns is under negotiation for a film adaptation was tucked into the release of this year’s Booker Prize longlist.

Burns’s agent and her publisher both told the Bookseller that there was nothing further to report. But any movie plans would be the icing on an already large cake from receiving the prize.

According to the Bookseller, Milkman sold the most books of any Booker winner in the week following its win, and it has become the biggest-selling winner since 2014.

Milkman, written with minimal paragraph breaks and no formal names for characters, tells the story of a woman who’s being pursued by a paramilitary man known as “the milkman” during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

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