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Sheila Heti, D.W. Wilson, Kim Izzo adaptations among Harold Greenberg Fund recipients

D.W. Wilson (photo: Mark Pringle)

CanLit adaptations dominate this year’s 40 recipients of the Harold Greenberg Fund, which helps finance Canadian film scripts through five stages of development.

Several authors received funding as screenwriters, including Kim Izzo for the adaptation of her novel The Jane Austen Marriage Manual, D.W. Wilson for his debut novel Ballistics, and Sheila Heti for her historical novel Ticknor.

Director and screenwriter Don McKellar is working on a first draft of an adaptation of Steven Galloway’s novel The Cellist of Sarajevo. Other adaptations-in-progress that received Greenberg funding include Ian Hamilton’s Ava Lee series, Pierre Berton’s The Secret World of Og, Marjorie Celona’s Y, Kate Pullinger’s The Mistress of Nothing, Gil Adamson’s The Outlander, and Camila Gibb’s Sweetness in the Belly.