Rights Available! 'A Separate Peace' for the #MeToo Era

Brendan Kiely's 'Tradition,' along with Tess Sharpe's 'Barbed Wire Heart,' are both ripe for optioning.
Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Tradition (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books, May 1) by Brendan Kiely
Agencies: ICM/Rob Weisbach Creative

The New York Times best-selling author's newest is getting prepub raves. Pitched as A Separate Peace for the #MeToo era, it's about a scholarship hockey player and a female classmate who intersect at an elite boarding school after she survives a sexual assault by another student.

Barbed Wire Heart (Grand Central Publishing, March 6) by Tess Sharpe
Agency: APA

Reviewers have been falling all over themselves to praise the award-winning YA novelist's adult debut, with one writing that the story, about the 22-year-old daughter of a Northern California meth lord caught in a turf war, "introduces a major talent."

This story first appeared in the Feb. 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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