Crowdfunded Invasion?


Mark Rylance purchases the film rights to Paul Kingsnorth’s crowdfunded novel The Wake. The news is yet another achievement for a book that was once deemed “unpublishable.”

Rylance said: “Paul Kingsnorth has recreated the Norman invasion of England so vividly, I immediately wanted to see and hear a filmed version. His visceral language and thrilling story telling should translate into something as original as the book.

Jake Slovis earned his MFA in Writing from Rutgers University, where he now teaches English Composition. He is a second-generation Argentine American and has spent significant time living and writing in Buenos Aires. He currently resides in Brooklyn. More from this author →