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Rights Available! Mark Twain's Never-Before-Published Fairy Tale

Rights Available! Mark Twain's Never-Before-Published Fairy Tale


Twain's 'The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine (with illustrations from Philip C. Stead and Erin Stead) and Curtis Dawkins' 'The Graybar Hotel' are both up for grabs.

Courtesy of Doubleday Books for Young Readers

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine (Doubleday, Sept. 26) by Mark Twain, Philip Stead & Erin Stead
Agency: ICM

Twain’s just-discovered fairy tale (finished by the Caldecott-winning Steads), about an orphan who saves a kidnapped prince from giants, started as a bedtime tale for his daughters.

The Graybar Hotel (Scribner, July 4) by Curtis Dawkins
Agency: APA

This powerful short-story collection from an author serving life in prison for murder presents incarcerated characters as colorful as the shut-ins on Orange Is the New Black while exploring their emotional struggle in facing the monotony of prison life.

This story first appeared in the June 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.



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