Peter Straughan: The Art of Literary Adaptation (10 Oct)

BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter and film director Peter Straughan will be speaking at this year’s Durham Book Festival, talking about the challenges and rewards of adapting well-known novels into film and television scripts.

Peter will be discussing the work involved in taking on the adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall for BBC television, his award-winning work adapting John le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and reflecting on what it’s like to be a Gateshead-born writer working with the Hollywood elite.

When: Sat 10 Oct, 6pm-7pm

Where: Durham Town Hall, Market Place, Durham, DH1 3NJ

Tickets are priced £8/£6 and are available online.

Durham Book Festival is produced by New Writing North. This year it runs from 06-17 October. For  more on the programme please click here.


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