A for Authors Agency Ltd is delighted to announce that one of the biggest stars of South Asia, Mahira Khan, actor/producer at par with the biggest names worldwide in the business, and Nina Kashif, producer/director with dozens of international hits under her belt, have acquired the rights of This House of Clay and Water through their company Soul Fry Films from Annette Crossland at A for Authors Agency Ltd.
Mahira & Nina say: This book is one of the most poetic pieces of writing that we have come across from our part of the world. Each character stays with you, you feel invested in all of them. A story that is so different and yet so rooted. It would be an honour for us to adapt it for our screen audience. We are grateful to Faiqa for putting her trust in us with what we feel is a piece of her heart, and now ours – This House of Clay and Water.
Faiqa says: I could not be more thrilled to have my book picked up by this dynamic duo of Mahira Khan and Nina Kashif. Both women are in the top echelons of their field. Together they have given the world some of the biggest shows on television and won hundreds of awards. Mahira Khan is a powerhouse of talent on camera and a force to be reckoned with behind it. Nina Kashif is a name synonymous with success. Thank you to both these gorgeous, talented women for wanting to bring This House of Clay and Water to life on screen.
Annette says: We could not be more delighted that Mahira and Nina have acquired film/TV rights for This House of Clay and Water. Their sensitive approach and their absolute love for this fabulous novel make them the perfect team to bring this to the screen. I cannot wait to see it brought to fruition!
Faiqa Mansab’s debut novel This House of Clay and Water was published to much critical acclaim by Penguin India in 2017. It was longlisted for Getz Pharma Fiction Prize and the German Consulate Peace Prize at the Karachi Literature Festival 2018. It has been published in Turkish by Dedalus LIBER PLUS, and was published by Liberty Books Pakistan in 2021. In 2022 USA company Blackstone Publishing acquired world audio book rights for This House of Clay and Water. Her second novel, The Storyteller will be published by Neem Tree Press in the UK/USA and by Penguin India in Spring 2024.
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