Los Angeles: Graham Moore, who won the best adapted screenplay Oscar for 'The Imitation Game', has snagged a seven-figure deal for his next book 'The Last Days of Wonder'.
Moore had won applaud for his inspiring speech on the stage where he recounted his struggles as a teen, revealing that he had attempted suicide. "Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it?s your turn, and you are standing on this stage, please pass the same message along," he had said.
'The Last Days of Wonder' is about the early days of electricity, and the legal battle a billion-dollar lawsuit brought by Thomas Edison against George Westinghouse - over the invention of the lightbulb.
The story is told through the eyes of Westinghouse's attorney, Paul Cravath. Random House will publish the book in fall 2016.
Moore's debut novel 'The Sherlockian' was released in 2010, and made the New York Times best-seller list. He recently adapted Erik Larson's 'The Devil in the White City' for Warner Bros.