10:00am PT by Andy Lewis
Rights Available! Dave Eggers' Supernatural Kids' Story
The Lifters (Knopf Books for Young Readers, April 24) by Dave Eggers
Agency: Gotham Group
The McSweeney's founder, who has had multiple novels optioned and adapted Where the Wild Things Are, pens a supernatural children's story, illustrated by Aaron Renier, about two young friends trying to solve the mystery of why their town is sinking.
The Spy Who Came Home (The New Yorker, May 7) by Ben Taub
Fueled by a belief that protecting Americans starts at home, Patrick Skinner in his mid-40s quit his CIA counterterrorism post abroad to become a cop in his Savannah, Georgia, hometown, applying his training to improve policing and community relations.
This story first appeared in the May 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.