Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone Showered with Accolades

February 2, 2011

We are all celebrating Abraham Verghese's New York Times best-seller Cutting for Stone which is having a banner week, lighting up TV screens and capturing headlines in the film and print worlds.

This morning Martha Stewart announced on The Hallmark Channel's ''The Martha Stewart Show'' that Cutting for Stone will be the next pick for her ''Books I'm Reading'' initiative. If you have yet to pick up this captivating read, now is the perfect opportunity to read along with Martha. Martha has already started blogging about this book on her blog to keep you posted on her journey through this page-turner. The video of Martha Stewart's interview with Abraham is now available on MarthaStewart.com.

If you’re one of those people who always needs to read the book before seeing the movie, you better get started now before Cutting for Stone hits the big screen. Anonymous Content, the company responsible for Babel and Rendition, announced this week that they've snagged the rights to the novel. Anonymous' Rosalie Swedlin and Steve Golin will produce the screen adaptation. On Tuesday, Swedlin told Variety Magazine, ''Dr. Verghese's wonderful novel evokes a world so vivid and populated with such rich characters, I knew I wanted to see it come alive onscreen.''

To top everything off, this week marks the one year anniversary of Cutting for Stone on The New York Times bestseller list in paperback, jumping to the #2 slot.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to see all of this well-deserved success for one of our speakers. Three cheers for Abraham!