Congratulations (again) to Sara Zarr!

 

I remember sitting in the writer’s workshop where a witty young woman named Sara passed around a chapter of her project. And we were all impressed. And then, she had a few words of critique for the chapter that I contributed to the discussion… from a project called Cyndere’s Midnight.

So much has happened since then.

Especially for Sara, whose book Story of a Girl became a National Book Award finalist this year.

And now… WOW.

The deal

Kyra Sedgwick and Emily Lansbury option Sara Zarr’s “Story of a Girl,” a National Book Award finalist about a 13-year-old girl whose father catches her having sex in a car with a boy, and whose life is dramatically altered by the experience.

The players

Sedgwick and Lansbury producing; Laurie Collyer (“Sherrybaby”) attached as writer and director. Zarr is represented by Michael Bourret with Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. The book is published by Little, Brown.

  • Facebook
A Conversation with National Book Award Finalist Sara Zarr
A Novelist, A Horror Filmmaker, and Two Critics: Conversations Worth Hearing
Sara Zarr's "This Creative Life"
Sara Zarr Presents a Christmas Playlist
About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X