The Toronto International Film Festival

January 5, 2008

The Secret Life of Bees will have its World Premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. The “Gala Presentation” will be held September 5. The festival runs September 4-13. Official Press Release  

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Movie production begins forThe Secret Life of Bees

January 1, 2008

Fox Searchlight began principal filming for the screen adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees on January 9th in North Carolina. Release: October 17, 2008 Written for the Screen and Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood Based upon the novel by: Sue Monk Kidd Produced by: Lauren Shuler Donner, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Joe Pichirallo Executive Produced…

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The Secret Life of Bees featured in Jerry Seinfeld's Bee Movie

April 1, 2007

The Secret Life of Bees is featured in the top box office feature, ‘Bee Movie’, an animated film written by Jerry Seinfeld. The novel is mentioned and shown briefly during a pivotal courtroom scene.

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Introduction for Thomas Merton's New Seeds of Contemplation

March 1, 2007

Sue has written the Introduction for a new edition of one of Thomas Merton’s most enduring and popular books, New Seeds of Contemplation, published by New Directions, November 28, 2007. Sue’s Introduction is a personal essay recounting her first visit to Merton’s monastic hermitage at the age of 39 and her reflections on the impact…

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The Mermaid Chair Movie on iTunes

February 1, 2007

The television adaptation of The Mermaid Chair starring Kim Basinger, Alex Carter and Bruce Greenwood is now available on iTunes. The movie originally debuted on Lifetime Television September 2006. In order to download, go to iTunes and search for The Mermaid Chair.

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Penguin to Release Firstlight Paperback

January 1, 2007

Sue’s collection of early spiritual writings – a 2006 bestseller in hardcover – will be available in paperback Sept. 25, 2007, published by Penguin.

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Firstlight Chosen as Book of the Month

October 1, 2006

Spirituality & Health Magazine has chosen Firstlight as their book club selection for the months of November and December. Visit Spirituality & Health’s website to register to view exclusive reviews and discussion guides for Firstlight. Also, be sure to register to take part in a live teleconference with Sue to discuss Firstlight on November 16.

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2006 Quill Award Show

September 1, 2006

Sue will present the 2006 Quill Award for General Fiction during the award ceremonies in New York. The program will air October 28 on most NBC television stations.

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Firstlight: Early Inspirational Writings by Sue Monk Kidd to Be Published

August 1, 2006

At the beginning of her career, and for a little over a decade, Sue Monk Kidd wrote and compiled a significant body of inspirational and spiritual work comprised of personal stories, reflections, meditations and essays that were originally published in Guideposts Magazine and, to a lesser extent, in other publications, such as Weavings. These pieces…

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Kim Basinger to Star in The Mermaid Chair

July 1, 2006

Academy Award-winning actress, Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential, The Sentinel) will make her television movie debut as Jessie Sullivan in the movie adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Mermaid Chair. The director is Emmy Award winner Stephen Schachter. Principal filming begins May 8. The movie will air on Lifetime Television in September.

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