Farrar Straus & Giroux has landed world English-language rights to Benjamin Anastas’ second novel, “The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor’s Disappearance,” in a high five-figure deal.
Anastas’ debut, “An Underachiever’s Diary,” was published by Dial Press. Optioned by Warner Bros., “Diary” is in development at Outlaw Prods., and “Dick” co-writer Sheryl Longin has completed a first draft of the script.
“Faithful Narrative” depicts a black minister’s arrival in and sudden disappearance from a white, suburban Boston church congregation in the mid-1990s and his profound effect on the community.
Anastas’ editor at FSG is Ethan Nosowski. He is repped by Ira Silverberg of Donadio and Olson.