EXCLUSIVE: We can tell you that CAA has inked New York Times bestselling author Tara Westover in the area of film and TV rights. She will continue to be represented by Tina Bennett in the publishing area.
Westover is known for her 2018 memoir Educated about a young girl who, kept out of school, who leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
The Random House book debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and spent more than 112 weeks on the list. Educated has sold more than 4 million copies, to date, and is being published in more than 40 languages.
Westover received her BA from Brigham Young University and was awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned a Master of Philosophy and PhD in Intellectual History from Trinity College, Cambridge. She has also served as a visiting fellow at Harvard University.
She continues to be repped by Melanie Cook at Ziffren Brittenham.
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