Toronto’s Shaftsbury takes ‘Cures’

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.

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