Folio News : July 2009

Thomas Keneally at the Melbourne Writers Festival

Schindler's Ark author to take part in three separate events

Thomas Keneally is just one of the authors taking part in the Melbourne Writers Festival, hailed by the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘Australia’s premier literary event’, which runs from 21 to 3...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011

First major biography of William Golding published this autumn

Coming soon - the first Folio edition of Lord of the Flies

This September sees the publication of a new biography of William Golding by John Carey, Emeritus Professor of English at Oxford University. It is the first ever biography of the Nobel Prize-winni...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011

Leviathan: or, The Whale wins the Samuel Johnson Prize

Book inspired by Moby-Dick scoops prestigious non-fiction prize

Philip Hoare’s Leviathan: or, The Whale, a book partly inspired by Moby-Dick, has won the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction. The prize, worth £20,000, is the most important ...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011

The Eagle of the Ninth at Cannes

Two film versions due out 2010

News from this year's Cannes film festival reveals not one but two upcoming adaptations of Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth, her classic novel based on the true story of the Roman legi...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011

New screen adaptation of Alice in Wonderland

Sweeney Todd director Tim Burton lends it his singular vision

A new film adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton, will be released in March 2010. The Disney production features an all-star cast with, among others, Helena ...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011
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