Yen Press Announces Graphic Novel Adaptation of Anne Rice's The Wolf Gift

Oct 12th 2012
NEW YORK, NY (10/13/2012) — Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, announced that it has acquired world rights to publish an adaptation of The Wolf Gift by internationally renowned author Anne Rice.

The Wolf Gift departs from Ms. Rice's classic Interview with the Vampire to explore a modern, high-tech world that nonetheless hides a supernatural side, in a unique re-imagining of werewolf mythology. The novel was released in February 2012 and debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

Yen Press will be publishing another graphic novel adaptation of one of Ms. Rice's novels, Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story, in November 2012. Claudia's Story retells the novel from the perspective of child vampire Claudia, and is illustrated by Ashley Marie Witter.

Kurt Hassler, publishing director of Yen Press, commented, "It was an incredible pleasure and privilege working with Anne on cite>Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story, and we could not be more excited to be expanding our relationship with her to explore the new mythos that she has created with The Wolf Gift."

Anne Rice remarked on the adaptation, "I am delighted that Yen is adapting The Wolf Gift. Their artists are the finest and their adaptation is stunning."

Yen Press is targeting a 2014 release for The Wolf Gift: The Graphic Novel.

One of America's most read and celebrated authors, Anne Rice is known for weaving the visible and supernatural worlds together in epic stories that both entertain and challenge readers. Anne's life experiences and intellectual inquisitiveness provide her with constant inspiration for her work. She has written over 30 novels and one autobiography. Her books are rich tapestries of history, belief, philosophy, religion, and compelling characters that examine and extend our physical world beyond the limits we perceive. She lives and works in California.

Yen Press is an imprint of Hachette Book Group's Orbit division, dedicated to publishing graphic novels for adults and young readers. Yen Press' focus is primarily on licensed manga, but also publishes across the wide spectrum of the graphic novel market, including, but not limited to: original manga publications, original American comics/graphic novels, webcomics, licensed adaptations, and children's graphic novels. For more information, visit www.yenpress.com

Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second largest trade/educational publisher in the world. Hachette Book Group publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Nashville, Orbit, and Hachette Digital. For more information, visit www.hachettebookgroup.com.

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