Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Joanna Hershon's "The German Bride," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: The German Bride by Joanna Hershon.

The entry begins:
I do love a good casting session and when Vanity Fair asked me last March to "cast my novel" shortly after The German Bride was published, I admit to becoming so engrossed with the process that I had to remind myself that I did not, in fact, have Gael García Bernal on speed dial. I do think that this book would be a sweeping and juicy movie (if expensive to make, although thankfully that miraculous southwestern light is still free of charge) and there are terrific roles for actors.

Natalie Portman is the obvious choice for Eva-- complicated and intelligent, with just a touch of imp. Rachel Weisz would bring...[read on]
Read an excerpt from The German Bride, and learn more about the author and her work at Joanna Hershon's website.

Joanna Hershon is also the author of Swimming and The Outside of August. Her writing has appeared in One Story, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Post Road, the literary anthology Brooklyn Was Mine, and was shortlisted for the 2007 O. Henry Prize Stories.

The Page 69 Test: The German Bride.

My Book, The Movie: The German Bride.

--Marshal Zeringue