Industry, Film Four nab Scot novel

'Under the Skin' to be published in States by August

Industry Entertainment and Film Four have optioned a first novel about an alien in the guise of a voluptuous woman who preys on hitchhikers in northern Scotland.

“Under the Skin” by Michael Faber was first issued to favorable reviews by the indie Edinbourough press, Canongate. Harcourt Brace, which will publish the book Stateside in August, has sold rights to Book-of-the-Month Club and the Quality Paperback Club.

Deal was negotiated by WMA’s Bill Contardi.

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