Rights Available: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Author's Trilogy

MaddAddam Trilogy  Book Cover - Bloomsbury Publishing - H 2017
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MaddAddam (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013) by Margaret Atwood

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A feeding frenzy is afoot for the Handmaid’s Tale author’s only trilogy after HBO’s option expired Dec. 1 (Darren Aronofsky couldn’t get a series in motion in time). Given Atwood’s heat (which includes Netflix’s Alias Grace), these books will be snapped up fast.

The New Midlife Crisis (Audible, TBA) by Ada Calhoun

Agency: Paradigm

Think Mean Girls for middle-aged women — a zeitgeisty, serious nonfiction book that could inspire a film — in this expanded version of her Oct. 5 Oprah.com article. Her book Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give (a Tom Hanks fave in 2017) is under TV development.