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Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees to be adapted for TV

L. Marie AdelineToronto- and Montreal-based author and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald – who is currently serving as Concordia University’s inaugural Mordecai Richler writer-in-residence – will see her debut 1996 novel Fall on Your Knees adapted into a four-part CBC miniseries.

Flashpoint producer Sharon Mustos acquired the TV option last year through her eponymous company, TeamSharon.biz, and has partnered with Toronto’s Shaftesbury Films, known for its book-to-film and -TV adaptations. Screenwriter Adriana Maggs will adapt the novel, which follows four generations of a family in the late 19th century, starting in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The book won MacDonald the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book, was a Giller Prize finalist, and was an Oprah Book Club pick in 2002, among other accolades.