Rights Available! John Lewis' Autobiographical Novel Gets Boost From Trump's Twitter Attack

The civil rights icon's 'March,' along with Francisco Cantu's 'The Line Becomes a River,' are both ripe for optioning.
Courtesy of Top Shelf Publishing

March (Top Cow, 2016) by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Agency: 3Arts

Sales of the civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman's award-winning autobiographical graphic novel trilogy soared 76,000 percent on Amazon (and hit No. 1 on the site's Best Sellers list) after Donald Trump attacked him on Twitter on Jan. 14.

The Line Becomes a River (Riverhead, 2018) by Francisco Cantu

Agencies: UTA, Fletcher & Co.

The third-generation Mexican-American and former Fulbright Fellow left academia to join the Border Patrol, recounting his experiences in this memoir, which is said to evoke both The Things They Carried and No Country for Old Men.

This story first appeared in the Feb. 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.