Angelology Author Goes With Molly Stern; Gets a Million Dollar Movie Deal

danielle020209 Angelology Author Goes With Molly Stern; Gets a Million Dollar Movie DealLast week The Observer reported that Danielle Trussoni, author of the memoir Falling Through the Earth, had sold her debut novel, Angelology, to Viking Books, and was trying to decide which editor at the Penguin imprint she would rather work with. There were two gunning for the privilege: Molly Stern, who oversees all fiction at Viking, and Pam Dorman, who is in the early stages of starting her own eponymous imprint there. Ms. Trussoni met with both, and has made a decision, we can now report, to go with Ms. Stern.

In other Angelology news (which you may have seen this weekend on Gawker): Variety reports that Columbia beat Universal in a million dollar auction for film rights to Angelology, which will be produced by Will Smith and James Lassiter’s company Overbrook Entertainment.


  1. Josh says:

    I just finished this book and to be honest I wouldn’t have if I didn’t have the book on tape. It’s by far the worst book I’ve ever finished. In the end, you really start to wonder why all these academics are after this object. The logic is very skewed at that point. I didn’t like the “nun” at the end of the book and she was the protagonist. It’s really sad that such a book with fantastic plot holes got such a great deal. The author had a interesting concept, but the execution was mediocre at best. Hopefully the screen writers can repair it and make something worth watching. For the first time I’m thinking “Please make the movie nothing like the novel!” Oh well, Molly is laughing all the way to the bank. To her credit she is a skilled at describing scenes and history. Her weakness is in character development and plot.