Writer, presenter and ‘undercover economist’ Tim Harford has launched an exciting new podcast, Cautionary Tales, with Pushkin Industries, a company co-founded by Jacob Weisberg and non-fiction megastar Malcolm Gladwell. We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups –… Read more »
Category: TV, Film & Radio
The clocks have run backwards and All Hallows’ Eve is almost upon us, so this month we’ve decided to question the FBA offices about the scariest books ever written. But first, what’s been happening in October? Well, across the country, an F word has been on everyone’s lips, but in the book world that F… Read more »
MIDDLE ENGLAND by Jonathan Coe has been optioned by BBC Studios with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (Porridge, The Likely Lads) attached as screenwriters.
The TV rights to COSA NOSTRA by John Dickie have been optioned by Wildside (producers of My Brilliant Friend, and The Young Pope starring Jude Law)
The Film & TV rights to MISS AUSTEN by Gill Hornby have been optioned by award-winning production company Baby Cow Productions (Philomena, Stan & Ollie, This Time with Alan Partridge)
The UK premiere of YULI – a film based on Carlos Acosta‘s memoir, NO WAY HOME – is at the Glasgow Film Festival on 23 February, before going on general release on 12 April. Watch the official film trailer here.
Tim Harford, whose writings reveal the economic ideas behind everyday experiences has given a TED talk – A Powerful Way to Unleash your Natural Creativity. “What can we learn from the world’s most enduringly creative people? They “slow-motion multitask,” actively juggling multiple projects and moving between topics as the mood strikes — without feeling hurried…. Read more »
YULI, a film directed by Spanish actor and filmmaker Icíar Bollaín that tells the story of Cuban ballet superstar, Carlos Acosta, received five nominations for the Spanish “Goya” awards – Spain’s national film awards. YULI premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in September and is based on Acosta’s memoir, NO WAY HOME. Watch the official… Read more »
THE COMMON THREAD by John Sulston and Georgina Ferry has been optioned by See-Saw Films with backing from the BBC.
MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTLEPIECE by Annabel Pitcher has been optioned by Alexandre Jouan of Green Mill Way.