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'Unbelievable': Bonnie Garmus on the whirlwind success of her debut novel 'Lessons in Chemistry'

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Sun, 5 Nov 2023, 11:30am

'Unbelievable': Bonnie Garmus on the whirlwind success of her debut novel 'Lessons in Chemistry'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 5 Nov 2023, 11:30am

Bonnie Garmus' debut novel has enjoyed seemingly-instant success one year on from publication.

After a decades-long career as a copywriter, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of being an author by tirelessly working to get 'Lessons in Chemistry' out in front of readersĀ 

The book went on to sell millions of copies and inspire an Apple TV+ miniseries, starring Brie Larson.

Garmus says she never imagined studios would flock to her work so soon after 'Lessons in Chemistry' started getting noticed.

"I was going into the experience knowing two of my friends had been rejected by every single publisher in Frankfurt- I was ready, I thought there would be no-one. My agent called 24 hours later and she said- it's on fire!"

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