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Deborah Moggach headlines Vintage Readers' DayLast updated: 16 October 2012 16:18
If you enjoyed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, then don’t miss your chance to meet the author behind the box office sensation, this Saturday (20 Oct) at the Vintage Readers’ Day.
Deborah Moggach, whose novel ‘These Foolish Things’ was recently adapted into the film starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy, will be talking about her book as well as some of her successful screenplays.
This Vintage event will be running all day, from 10.30am until 5pm, at Portsmouth Central Library. There will be a whole host of exciting talks about the industry and sessions with authors including Bethan Roberts and Anthony Quinn.
The day will begin with an introduction to Vintage Books with Vintage Classics editorial director, Laura Hassan, followed by a talk from author Bethan Roberts. This will be followed by an in-depth discussion on the future of publishing lead by Dan Franklin, Random House’s digital publisher, and author and web editor for Booktrust, Nikesh Shukla.
After a break for lunch, the cafe on the third floor will be open serving drinks, cakes and a selection of hot and cold snacks, there will be a talk on Victorian Society, and a workshop on what makes the perfect book cover. The day will come to a climax with BAFTA nominee Deborah Moggach, discussing her much talked about novel.
Dom Kippin, literature development officer at the council, said:
“Vintage Day is a great opportunity to meet authors, and find out more about the future of publishing. There’s a talk from Dan Franklin, a specialist in digital publishing, on the implications of the internet and the pressures facing traditional print publishing.
"There’s a whole host of current authors giving talks about their books, including the BAFTA nominated Deborah Moggach, so it’s a must for anyone who loved the recent film and book behind it.”
To book your tickets, £9 with a Portsmouth library card or £10 without, call 023 9268 8037 or pop into your local library. Once you’ve got your ticket you’ll have entry to all events happening across the day, which you can go to as much or as little as you like.
For your chance to nab a free ticket to the Vintage event, simply follow the council on twitter @portsmouthtoday to take part in the competition.
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