Darin Strauss Sells New Untitled Novel

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By Jason Boog

Darin Strauss, the author of Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy, has sold a new and currently untitled novel to Random House.

Susan Kamil acquired the book, and the deal was negotiated by Scott Moyers at the Wylie Agency. Strauss’ debut novel told the story of the conjoined brothers, Chang and Eng Bunker–earning strong reviews and a New York Times Notable stamp for his first book.

Here’s more about the author (pictured, via): “Also a screenwriter, he is adapting Chang and Eng with Gary Oldman, for Disney. The recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing, he is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU’s creative writing program.”