CRAWDADS to be Adapted for Film with Reese Witherspoon Producing
 
With a jaw-dropping mystery, stunning Southern setting, and endlessly fascinating female heroine at its center, I loved this book the moment I read it and am so excited to join forces with Elizabeth and her team to bring Delia’s truly moving page-turner to the screen.
— Reese Witherspoon

I am thrilled to share some MAJOR NEWS! So many of you have asked if CRAWDADS will be made into a movie. It is happening!

Fox 2000 (of 20th Century Fox) is the studio; Reese Witherspoon will produce the film. I believe they are the perfect team to bring Kya's story to the large screen! Thanks to all of you for your great support!

WSJ: A Debut Novel Goes Big
In its first eight weeks, its sales exceeded those of several of Putnam’s other best-selling debuts, its editor Tara Singh Carlson said. The book has spent nine weeks both on the New York Times best-seller list and Amazon’s most-sold fiction chart. It is also one of seven fiction nominees for the 2019 Southern Book Award….

“Where the Crawdads Sing” gained a high-profile fan in Reese Witherspoon, who named it a September pick for her Hello Sunshine book club….

When Ms. Carlson read the manuscript, she made an offer to Ms. Owens’s agent within a week, which successfully pre-empted an auction.

‘Part of what made me move so quickly had to do with Delia’s specific life experience that gives this book some of its special magic,’ Ms. Carlson says. ‘It’s a story that speaks to where people have come from evolutionarily and about what motivates us and what causes us to do what we do.’
— Tobias Grey, Wall Street Journal

I'm excited to share this article from the Wall Street Journal, which ran in Monday's print edition! It's online and if you have a Wall Street Journal subscription, you can read it at the link below.

Tobias Grey, "With ‘Where the Crawdads Sing," a Debut Novel Goes Big," Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2018.
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CRAWDADS Audiobook Arrives at #1
Titles ranked in the monthly Audiobook Best-Seller Lists are selected by the Best-Seller List editors from sales in the United States of digital and physical audio products for the month of September.

Titles ranked in the monthly Audiobook Best-Seller Lists are selected by the Best-Seller List editors from sales in the United States of digital and physical audio products for the month of September.

I’m thrilled that Where the Crawdads Sing arrived on the New York Times monthly Audiobook Best-Seller List at #1! The rankings are from September and this is Crawdads first month on the list.

September has truly been one of the best months of my life!

Thank you to all my readers, to Reese Witherspoon again for selecting Crawdads as her September Book Club selection, and to Cassandra Campbell for her enchanting narration.

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