Rights Available! New Stories in the Vein of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Lillian Li's 'Number One Chinese Restaurant' as well as Michele Campbell's 'She Was the Quiet One' are both ripe for optioning.
Courtesy of Henry Holt and Co.

Number One Chinese Restaurant (Henry Holt, June 19) by Lillian Li 
Agency: CAA

This comic debut set in a beloved D.C.-area restaurant features sparring brothers, illicit lovers and scheming staff — echoing other broad-appeal Asian-American stories that have recently caught Hollywood’s eye (Crazy Rich Asians, The Wangs vs. the World).

She Was the Quiet One (St. Martin's Press, July 18) by Michele Campbell
Agency: ICM Partners

Elite New England boarding school. Check. Wild rich kids. Check. Hazing. Of course. Campbell’s follow-up novel to It’s Always the Husband offers a twisty teen-led plotline that’s a throwback to Cruel Intentions and Wild Things.

This story first appeared in the June 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.