Rights Available! Brothers Face an IRA Hitman in Pre-War New York Novel

Brendan Matthews' 'The World of Tomorrow' and E. Lockhart's 'Genuine Fraud' — both of which made a splash at the recent BookExpo — are ripe for optioning.
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Brendan Matthews' 'The World of Tomorrow'

The World of Tomorrow (Little, Brown, Sept. 5) by Brendan Mathews
Agency: APA

Set against the 1939 New York World's Fair, Mathews' debut, about three brothers caught up in blackmail and betrayal, made a splash at the May 31-June 2 BookExpo and is drawing comparisons to Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

Genuine Fraud (Delacorte, Sept. 5) by E. Lockhart
Agency: UTA

Another BookExpo hit, the follow-up to 2014's best-selling We Were Liars (under development with Imperative) is a YA Talented Mr. Ripley-esque story that skips around in time and hopscotches among beautiful locales in Mexico, New York and California.

This story first appeared in the June 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.