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Alex Adsett Publishing Services is delighted to announce that Triptych Pictures and Fremantle have acquired an option over Meg Mundell’s just-released second novel, The Trespassers (University of Queensland Press).
The Trespassers will be a co-production from Triptych and Fremantle. This is the first time the two creative powerhouses have partnered on a project, with development on The Trespassers already underway.
The Trespassers is a beguiling novel that explores the consequences of greed, the experiences of migration and exile, and the way strangers can become the ones we hold dear. A shipload of migrant workers flees a pandemic-stricken UK, seeking a fresh start in Australia. For nine-year-old Cleary the journey promises adventure, for former nurse Billie it’s a chance to put a shameful mistake behind her, while struggling schoolteacher Tom hopes for a brighter future. But when a crew member is murdered and people start falling gravely ill, the Steadfast descends into chaos. Trapped on the ship, the trio must join forces to survive the journey and its aftermath.
Filmmakers Veronica Gleeson, Luke Walker and Suzanne Walker founded the Melbourne-based Cenozoic Pictures last year. Gleeson is adapting the novel with Lucashenko as co-creator and co-writer.
The Cenozoic team said: “Melissa Lucashenko is a luminous talent we have long admired. Her writing is urgent, funny, sharp and painfully vital. From the opening pages, Too Much Lip boasts an exciting cinematic fluency. It is a story that eviscerates as it reconciles; entertains as it provokes. We could not be more thrilled with the opportunity to realise Too Much Lip to the screen. It is an extraordinary work of guts and power – one that should be shared broadly.
Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, has been awarded to acclaimed Indigenous novelist Melissa Lucashenko for Too Much Lip, published by University of Queensland Press.
Chair of the judging panel, State Library of NSW’s Mitchell Librarian, Richard Neville said, “Too Much Lip is driven by personal experience, historical injustice, anger and what in Indigenous vernacular could be described as ‘deadly Blak’ humour. Lucashenko weaves a (sometimes) fabulous tale with the very real politics of cultural survival to offer a story of hope and redemption for all Australians.”
We are delighted to be celebrating the release of these incredible titles: Jodi McAlister’s Misrule, Peter Papathanasiou’s Little One, Love Song by Sasha Wasley, The Writers Little Book of Doubt by Aidan Doyle, Ruby Hamad’s White Tears/Brown Scars, Meg Mundell’s The Trespassers, Stella The Unstoppable and the Camp Kerfuffle by Richard Newsome, and Nailed It! by Mel Campbell and Anthony Morris!