11:00am PT by Rebecca Ford, Andy Lewis
Rights Available! Rising Opera Star's Rags-to-Riches Story Detailed in New Biography
Sing for Your Life by Daniel Bergner (Lee Boudreaux Books)
Bergner's biography of Ryan Speedo Green, out in September, traces his unique journey from a troubled childhood in Virginia to New York's Metropolitan Opera, where at 24 he bested 1,200 singers in a competition hosted by the Met to emerge as one of opera's biggest rising stars.
The Merman by Carl-Johan Vallgren (Pegasus)
This dark and unusual Scandinavian fairy tale, about a mistreated teen girl who tries to free a merman from his abusive captors, has won rave reviews and passionate fans for the beautiful way the heartbreaking story is told.
This story first appeared in the June 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.