Book earned author Lam the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize
TORONTO — Less than a week after it scooped Canada’s top literary award, ER doctor Vincent Lam’s first book, “Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures,” has been snapped up by Toronto-based Shaftsbury Films, which announced it is producing the tome as a drama series for the Movie Network.
“Bloodletting,” short stories about the transition of a group of young doctors from medical school into emergency medicine, earned Lam the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Lam’s literary career took off after a chance meeting with Canadian lit icon Margaret Atwood while on a cruise, and she agreed to read some of his writing.
Shaftsbury is co-producing Atwood’s “The Robber Bride,” set to air on pubcaster CBC in January.