Andrea Portes

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Andrea Portes is an American bestselling American novelist. Her novels include: Hick, Bury This, Anatomy of a Misfit, The Fall of Butterflies, "Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me" and "Henry and Eva and the Castle of the Cliff."

Portes was raised in rural Nebraska, outside of Lincoln. She later attended Bryn Mawr College.[1] After graduation, Portes moved to the neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles.

In 2007, Portes published her debut novel Hick,[2] which was an instant best seller.[3] After the book's success, the movie adaptation of Hick went into production in 2011.[4] The film, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Redmayne, Juliette Lewis and Blake Lively premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011.

Portes's second novel, Bury This, was published in January 2014 by Counterpoint Press's imprint Soft Skull Press to critical acclaim.

Portes' third novel, the critically lauded Anatomy of a Misfit, [5] was published in September 2014 by HarperCollins. In July 2014, the book was optioned in a pre-emptive deal by Paramount Pictures.[6]

In Winter 2015, Portes spy thriller series, LIBERTY: THE SPY WHO (KIND OF) LIKED ME, was bought in a three-book deal by HarperCollins.[7] Twentieth Century Fox - Fox 2000 acquired the rights and will be producing with Wyck Godfrey and TEMPLE HILL.[8] LIBERTY, will be out in 2017, published by HarperCollins.

Andrea's fourth novel, The Fall of Butterflies,[9] was released to critical acclaim in May 2016.

Portes also chose HarperCollins to publish HENRY & EVA & THE CASTLE ON THE CLIFF,[10] the first in the gothic middle reader series of HENRY & EVA books to be adapted as well.

She is currently working on THEY WERE LIKE WOLVES, a work of literary fiction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryn Mawr Alumni News blog, March 12, 2014
  2. ^ "Hick". Amazon.com. 
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Times Best Sellers". Buena Park Library District. 
  4. ^ "Andrea Portes IMDb". IMDb. 
  5. ^ "‘Anatomy of a Misfit,’ by Andrea Portes". The New York Times. 2014-08-22. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike (2014-07-01). "YA Novel ‘Anatomy Of A Misfit’ Stirs Pre-July 4th Fireworks". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  7. ^ Fleming, Mike (2015-02-13). "‘Liberty’ Book Deal Continues Unusual Author-Screenwriter Collaboration". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  8. ^ Fleming, Mike (2015-06-12). "Andrea Portes Novel ‘Liberty’ Lands At Fox 2000 & Temple Hill". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  9. ^ {{cite web |url=http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-06-231367- |title= Publishers Weekly } }
  10. ^ Dave McNary (2016-02-26). "Andrea Portes Setting Up ‘Henry and Eva’ as Movie Franchise". Variety. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 

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