Rachel Joyce and S J Watson in conversation with Alison Barrow
What Makes a Successful Debut Novel, a Global Winner?
14:00 – 15:00
Author, Rachel Joyce, has written over twenty original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4, major adaptations for the Classic series and Woman’s Hour, and a TV drama adaptation for BBC2. In 2007 she won the Tinniswood Award for Best Radio Play. Joyce moved to writing after a twenty-year career in theatre and television, performing leading roles and winning a Time Out Best Actress Award and the Sony Silver. She is currently at work on her second novel.
S J Watson lives in London and worked in the NHS for a number of years. In 2009, Watson was accepted into the first Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ Course, a programme that covers all aspects of the novel-writing process. Before I Go to Sleep is the result. Now sold in over 30 languages around the world, Before I Go to Sleep has been also been acquired for film by Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free, with Rowan Joffe to direct.
Rachel Joyce - Fatimah Nandar
SJ Watson - Graham Jepson