Rights Available! A&E Exec's Second Novel Up for Grabs

Rob Sharenow's 'The Berlin Boxing Club,' along with Janelle Brown's 'Watch Me Disappear,' are both ripe for optioning.
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'The Berlin Boxing Club'

The Berlin Boxing Club (Harperteen, 2011) by Robert Sharenow

Agency: UTA

Moonlighting as a YA novelist, the A&E and Lifetime exec vp's second book follows a young Jewish boxer in 1930s Berlin who befriends German champ Max Schmeling. But his hero's growing association with the Nazis has him worried about his family.

Watch Me Disappear (Spiegel & Grau, June 2017) by Janelle Brown

Agency: Gersh

Brown, whose debut novel skewering Silicon Valley was a best-seller, takes a dark turn: One year after a Berkeley mom vanishes, her teen daughter dreams she's alive, and her husband unearths hidden secrets. Think Gone Girl meets Where'd You Go, Bernadette.

This story first appeared in the Feb. 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.