Lena Dunham to Adapt YA Novel Catherine, Called Birdy

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Corpus bones! Girls creator and author Lena Dunham is working on a film adaptation of Karen Cushman’s award-winning 1994 young-adult novel Catherine, Called Birdy.

Dunham, who just released her debut essay collection Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”, announced the project on Friday at the New Yorker Festival, the Huffington Post reports.

“This is actually my first time talking about it publicly,” Dunham said at the event. “I’m very excited about it. I’m not sure when it’ll happen, but I’m in the process of [working on it].”

The book follows a thirteenth-century teenager who finds clever ways to scare off the unsuitable suitors her father tries to marry her off to.

[Huffington Post]

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