Michael Cunningham talks about his next book
Out Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham gave The Hollywood Reporter a sneak preview of his forthcoming book. Receiving the 15th annual Scripter Award from the University of Southern California Saturday (along with David Hare, who wrote the screen adaptation of Cunningham's The Hours), the author said that his next novel will incorporate three interrelated novellas. The book's story begins in 1865 and spans the next 200 years, and its plot deals with cloning. "It's a ghost story, a thriller, and a science fiction story," says Cunningham. "I've always loved the genre, and I'm going to take my own shot at it, with my own spin on it." A film version of Cunningham's first novel, A Home at the End of the World, will soon be going into production.