Star Treatment

Craig Davidson, Patrick deWitt, Iain Reid

Star Treatment

Moderator: Andréa Fehsenfeld

Event Number: 25
Tickets: $20.00

Star Treatment

Craig Davidson, Patrick deWitt, Iain Reid

Wednesday, October 17
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

“Now a major motion picture.” It’s an increasingly-common phrase seen on bestselling book covers—including, most recently, those of Patrick deWitt and Iain Reid, and in 2012 Craig Davidson saw his novel Rust and Bone compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film Festival where it received a ten-minute standing ovation. How are metaphorical depictions translated to the big screen? How much (if any) involvement do the original storytellers have in these transformations? Has their approach to novel-writing changed after their experiences with the cinema? These cutting-edge writers, each with new works out this year, are well placed to answer such questions and more.

Andrea Fehsenfeld is an award-winning TV producer and author of Completion.

Presented in partnership with Vancouver Film School.

Event Participants:

Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson

Ontario

Craig Davidson was born and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, near Niagara Falls. He has published three previous books of literary fiction: Rust and Bone, which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film of the same name, The Fighter and Sarah Court. Davidson is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his articles and journalism have been published in The National Post,  Esquire and  GQ  among others. His latest novel is The Saturday Night Ghost Club.

craigdavidson.net 

Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt

United States

A novelist and screenwriter, Patrick deWitt has received multiple accolades and major awards for his work. He is the author of critically acclaimed novel, The Sisters Brothers, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Stephen Leacock Medal, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest book, French Exit, is a mother/son caper and a riotous send-up of high society.

 

Iain Reid

Iain Reid

Ontario

Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of nonfiction. His internationally-bestselling debut novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, has been published in more than twenty countries and is being adapted for Netflix by Oscar-winner Charlie Kaufman. Foe is his second novel.

@reid_iain