NHS psychiatrist Joanna Cannon has first novel optioned for TV drama

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 14.52.42A first time novelist who wrote in NHS car parks in her lunch breaks has secured a television dramatisation deal for her first book and a £300,000 contract for her second novel.

The Trouble With Goats and Sheep, partly inspired by the patients of hospital psychiatrist Joanna Cannon, and praised in a Guardian review as “a novel to be savoured rather than hurried through”, has become a bestseller since it was published in January.

It has now been optioned as a television drama by On the Corner, the production company that made Amy, the admired documentary about the late singer Amy Winehouse.

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