Acclaimed Australian Debut to Become TV Series: Holly Throsby’s Goodwood Headed for the Screen

Acclaimed Australian Debut to Become TV Series: Holly Throsby’s Goodwood Headed for the Screen

There is some of Tim Winton in Goodwood’s DNA,’ said the SMH in a glowing review of Holly Throsby’s debut novel. And now in some exciting news for the singer-songwriter turned author, her acclaimed novel of secrets and small-town obsessions is to be developed as a TV series.

The ABC, along with ABC Studios International, will develop the series. It will be written by Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller, best known for ABC comedy The Letdown, and will mark the pair’s hour-long television drama debut.

Alice Bell (not to be confused with Alison Bell mentioned above) and Claudia Karvan will produce the series, and Imogen Banks will serve as executive producer for the project. The ABC’s Sally Riley and ABC Studios International’s Keli Lee, who previously worked on the ABC’s Harrow, will also act as executive producers.

Big congratulations to Holly.

Buy a copy of Goodwood here.

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                      Publisher details

                      Goodwood
                      Author
                      Holly Throsby
                      Publisher
                      Allen & Unwin
                      Genres
                      Fiction, Thriller
                      Released
                      28 September, 2016

                      Synopsis

                      It wasn't just one person who went missing, it was two people. Two very different people. They were there, and then they were gone, as if from a crack in the sky. After that, in a small town like Goodwood, where we had what Nan called 'a high density of acquaintanceship', everything stopped. Or at least it felt that way. The normal feeling of things stopped.Goodwood is a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone. It's a place where it's impossible to keep a secret.In 1992, when Jean Brown is seventeen, a terrible thing happens. Two terrible things. Rosie White, the coolest girl in town, vanishes overnight. One week later, Goodwood's most popular resident, Bart McDonald, sets off on a fishing trip and never comes home.People die in Goodwood, of course, but never like this. They don't just disappear.As the intensity of speculation about the fates of Rosie and Bart heightens, Jean, who is keeping secrets of her own, and the rest of Goodwood are left reeling.Rich in character and complexity, its humour both droll and tender, Goodwood is a compelling ride into a small community, torn apart by dark rumours and mystery.
                      Holly Throsby
                      About the author

                      Holly Throsby

                      Holly Throsby is a songwriter, musician and novelist from Sydney, Australia. She has released four critically acclaimed solo albums, a collection of original children's songs, and an album as part of the band, Seeker Lover Keeper. Goodwood is Holly's debut novel.

                      Books by Holly Throsby

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