GPC Instructor Josh Corin Sells TV Rights to Book Series

02/09/2012
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20th Century Fox has optioned the television rights to a series of books written by Georgia Perimeter College instructor Joshua Corin. Corin, who teaches English and theater at Dunwoody Campus, has written the books, “While Galileo Preys” and “Before Cain Strikes,” about a Long Island housewife-crime fighter named Esme Stuart.

Barry Josephson, producer of the hit television show “Bones,” saw the books and really liked the story line and characters, Corin says.  “Josephson pitched the idea to 20th Century Fox and decided to buy the rights. Currently, a writer is working on the pilot script, and it’s being shopped around to different networks,” he explains.

Corin, says he is cautiously optimistic that his novels will become a television series. “I always hoped but never expected it to happen. I am just thrilled,” he said.

The award-winning playwright and novelist had his debut novel, “Nuclear Winter Wonderland,” published by Kunati Books in 2008.  “Nuclear Winter Wonderland” later went on to be named by Booklist as one of the top 10 debut crime novels of the year. 

Corin, a Fellow with GPC’s Southern Academy for Literary Arts and Scholarly Research, most recently completed a novel about a former president of the United States. “I want to keep writing,” he says. “I’m having a ball.”