The film rights for Barnacle Love, Anthony De Sa's excellent debut collection of short stories, which was shortlisted for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, have been purchased by singer Nelly Furtado.
De Sa broke the news Saturday morning via his Twitter account: "Film Rights to BARNACLE LOVE by Anthony De Sa to singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado, by Sean Daily at Hotchkiss, on behalf of Denise Bukowski."
The connected tales of Barnacle Love follow the Rebelo family from Portugal into Toronto's Portugese community.
Read an excerpt from Barnacle Love here.
You can read more from De Sa here on The Afterword in this Q&A for our "Short Story Month" and in his series of guest posts here. Read more:
Source: National Post