Tony and Susan

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Tony and Susan is a novel by Austin Wright first published in 1993. The book was initially published by Baskerville Publishers, a small press, after having been turned down by 11 major New York publishers. The book was a critical success and went into two editions with sale to Book-of-the-Month Club as "Talk of the Office," and translation into 13 languages. Movie rights were optioned to Universal Studios and later to HBO (though it was never made) and Warner Books (now known as Grand Central Publishing) took the paperback rights for $400,000 in a two-day auction. Tony and Susan was Warner's lead paperback fiction in September 1994. It was thought at the time that the paperback edition did not sell well because the book was too literary to be a mass-market offering.[1] In 2010, the book was published for the first time in the UK and enjoyed a critical revival causing it to be reprinted in the United States.[2][3]

Quick facts: Author, Country, Language, Publisher, Publica...
Tony and Susan
Hardcover edition
AuthorAustin Wright
CountryUnited States
PublisherBaskerville Publishers, Grand Central Publishing
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages334 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN1-880909-01-4 (first edition, hardback Baskerville); ISBN 978-0-44658-290-2 (Grand Central hardback)

The novel was adapted into a screenplay by Tom Ford and developed into the 2016 film Nocturnal Animals, directed by Ford, which was released to positive reception.[4] Following the adaptation, the book was again republished, with a new cover and the updated title of Nocturnal Animals, corresponding with the film's release.