Anthony Veasna So’s After parties goes to the small screen, Deadline reports†
Lauren Yee will executive produce a series based on So’s debut short story collection, published by Ecco last August, eight months after the author died of a drug overdose at age 28.
This book describes the life of Cambodian Americans in California. In a starred review, a critic of Kirkus wrote of the book, “Even when these stories are funny and hopeful, there’s always an inescapable history waiting.”
The book continues to be praised by readers and other authors. Last week, Joyce Carol Oates featured the book on her Twitter feed, to write“Highly recommend this wildly funny, brutally candid short story collection from a brilliant young writer who died tragically decades too early.”
The series is being developed by Dive, a production company headed by Garrett Basch, the producer known for his work on Reservation Dogs and What we do in the shade†
After parties will be the third literary adaptation Yee, a playwright, is working on. She is writing for the upcoming Apple TV+ adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s novel pachinkoas well as for Celeste Ng’s planned limited series adaptation Everything I never told you†
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.