Booker Prize-winning Shuggie Bain novel becomes TV series

Douglas Stuart is adapting his Booker Prize-winning best-selling novel Shuggie Bain into a television series, the BBC has announced.

huggie Bain, Stuart’s debut novel, is set in 1980s Glasgow and tells the story of a young boy growing up with addiction and poverty.

The 2020 Booker Prize-winning story is inspired by Stuart’s own childhood in Thatcher-Glasgow years and is described as a powerful portrait of a working-class family.

The book has won numerous awards over the years and is one of the most critically acclaimed novels of 2020 and has become an international bestseller, selling in 39 countries.

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Shuggie Bain – UK book cover (PA)

It is being adapted for BBC One and iPlayer, produced by A24 and distributed internationally.

Douglas Stuart said: “I am extremely grateful to the BBC and A24 for their trust in Shuggie Bain.

“I am delighted to bring the Bain family to the screen and to have the opportunity to expand on my novel and bring new themes to the story, exploring the hardships and struggles as well as compassion, Humor and resilience are central to the Scottish Spirit. “

Gaynor Holmes, BBC Drama Editor, said: “Shuggie Bain is an extraordinary novel, with all the ingredients of extraordinary television.

“It’s been an honor to work with the incredibly talented Douglas Stuart to bring his vision to the BBC.”

Filming for the TV series will take place in Scotland and more details will be announced in due course.

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