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From Clueless to the BBC’s War and Peace, literary masterpieces have been gracing the pages, stages and screens for decades. But what does a classic retelling have to do with us? Four speakers from different publishers will be discussing literary adaptations from an editorial and publicity point of view – what it means for literature and the publishing industry. Is it time to hop on the bandwagon, or are adaptations a nightmare to behold?
Join us at 6.30pm for a discussion about the joys and tribulations of literary adaptations.
The Ship & Shovell Pub
Emma Herdman, Senior Editor at Hodder
Zoe Hood, Publicist at Little, Brown (LB, Virago, Abacus and Fleet imprints)
Hannah Gamon, Senior Marketing Manager at HarperCollins
Cassie Browne, Editorial Director of The Borough Press at Little, Brown