Hawkeye Pictures options 'The Honey Farm' by Harriet Alida Lye


Toronto. April 5, 2018 - Toronto-based production company Hawkeye Pictures has acquired Film/TV rights to Harriet Alida Lye’s thrilling debut novel, The Honey Farm to be made into a feature film. The Honey Farm tells the story of two budding artists who move to a remote farm and begin a romance, as creepy, inexplicable events, possibly orchestrated by the enigmatic woman in charge, start to unfold around them. In the hands of brilliant newcomer Harriet Alida Lye, the natural world is both lovely and menacing, as lushly depicted as the interior


lives of her characters. Building to a shocking conclusion, The Honey Farm announces the arrival of a bold new voice and offers a thrilling portrait of creation and possession in the natural world.   “Harriet is an exceptional talent,” said producer Aeschylus Poulos. “We are thrilled to be adapting her artful creation for the screen.” The Honey Farm will be published in Canada on April 15th and May 29th in the U.S. Rights were sold by Kim Yau of Paradigm on behalf of Stephanie Sinclair of Transatlantic Agency. Aeschylus Poulos and Sonya Di Rienzo negotiated the deal on behalf of Hawkeye. Selected Prepublication praise for Harriet Alida Lye’s The Honey Farm (World Rights Available Ex: US, Liveright; Canada, Vagrant Press; Australia, Penguin Random House) Praise and Reviews

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"Lush, poetic. . . . Each lyrical line feels like a gift left at the reader's altar. A honey-mouthed debut ruminating on creation, possession, and faith.”      —Kirkus Reviews  "An aura of mystery, faintly tinged with menace, permeates Canadian author Lye’s sensuous debut...Lye offers an achingly lyrical excursion into a lost Eden."       -Publishers Weekly  “Mysterious, suspenseful, and unnerving, The Honey Farm offers a thrilling narrative that examines the distorted realities and conflicting perceptions that often exist in the quietest places.”      –Iain Reid, bestselling author of I'm Thinking of Ending Things, an NPR Best Book of the Year,              2016. Media Contact: Cynthia Amsden Tel: +1 416 910 7740 Email: cynthia@roundstonepr.com