August 3, 2013
Farrar, Straus and Giroux has announced it will publish a graphic novel adaptation of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, which the house originally released in 1999. The novel centers on Melinda, a teen who retreats into isolation and silence after she is raped, finding solace only in her art. It was a National Book Award finalist for Young People’s Literature and has sold more than three million copies domestically. The graphic novel, which is tentatively scheduled for fall 2016, will be adapted by Anderson and illustrated by Emily Carroll.
“I have wanted to do a graphic novel of Speak for some time,” Anderson said. “Once I saw how graphic novels were becoming so popular, and given that Melinda finds her voice through her art, it’s the perfect YA novel to be told in this format.”
Congratulations! That's amazing, can't wait to see it. :)