Jenni Fagan in Conversation with Alan Warner
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Already an acclaimed poet (The Dead Queen of Bohemia, 2010) when she published her debut novel, The Panopticon (2012), Jenni Fagan was listed among Granta magazine’s prestigious 20 Best Young Novelists 2013. Drawing in part on her own experiences of the Scottish care system, the book was named one of the Waterstones Eleven, the best fiction debuts of the year, translated into eight languages and turned into a film for which she has written the screenplay. Her second novel The Sunlight Pilgrims (2016) is set in 2020 as the central characters head for the Scottish Highlands in a bid to outrun a climate apocalypse. Noted for her vivid, haunting and rhythmical prose and her lyrical energy, Jenni talks to novelist and screen-writer Alan Warner about her newest work, writing life and adapting stories for the screen.
Alan Warner is a multi-award-winning novelist from Oban, whose work ranges from Morvern Callar (1995), winner of the Somerset Maugham prize and adapted for the screen by Lynne Ramsay in 2002, to The Deadman's Pedal, which won the 2012 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, 2012, and novel Their Lips Talk of Mischief in 2014. The Sopranos (1998) became a National Theatre of Scotland production, winning an Olivier Award-winning and running in London’s West End, as well as a Sony Pictures adaptation: Our Ladies, directed by Michael Caton Jones in 2020. His latest work, Kitchenly 434, will be published in 2021.
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