Claire McFall is little known in Britain but is hugely popular in China where her children’s book Ferryman is a bestseller
Her name is barely known in Britain, but a Scottish teacher has become a publishing phenomenon in China, where her debut novel for young adults has sold more than 1m copies over the past two years.
Now Claire McFall, 35, from the Scottish Borders, is likely to become better known closer to home. Hollywood producers have snapped up the rights to her book for two major feature films – one version for English-language audiences and another for Chinese ones – prompting her to give up the day job.
Link : Hollywood buys film rights to debut novel by Scottish teacher