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Dec 7, 2023

Fling optioned for Netflix by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground and to star Lupita Nyong’o

J.F Murray’s

Published this year in the UK by Macmillan and in the US by Union Square Fling, the debut novel by the longlisted for ‘BookTok Author of the Year’, J.F Murray has been optioned by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground. Michelle Obama is also working closely with Lupita Nyong’o, who will produce and star in the Netflix adaptation.

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Read mention in the New York Times here:

Fling tells the story of Tara and Colin who both feel in love with each other at first sight. But after six years, their marriage has started to crumble. Unable to recapture the spark they once had, it seems it’s all over. Until they meet their 100% match on a controversial new dating app – Fling . . .At once heartfelt and hilarious, this story of a fateful—and faithful—affair reminds us that sometimes, what we’re looking for might just be closer than we think . . .

Praise for Fling

“A literary soul brother to the likes of Marian Keyes and Beth O'Leary”

Irish Independent

Murray makes the tale as humorous as it is heartfelt, with tough lessons on communication and compromise along the way. Even readers who usually balk at infidelity plotlines will have no trouble empathizing with the nuanced and well-matched protagonists”

Publishers Weekly

“The freshest, sexiest, funniest and most poignant book I’ve read in a very long time. I defy any reader not to want to stand and cheer at the end”

Claudia Carroll

“Clever, original, witty and great insight into marriage and the problems that come when communication breaks down”

Sinéad Moriarty

“Utterly original, emotionally astute and cripplingly funny, Fling is a fantastic read that genuinely warmed my heart”

Laura Jane Williams

“Hilarious and original - one of the best books I've read this year”

Laura Price

“Fresh, funny, genuinely heartwarming”

Catherine Walsh

“Fabulous! A beautiful rom-com of the Nora Ephron variety”

Edel Coffey

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