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Screenwriter Andrew Davies joins Martin Amis on stage

08 Oct 2010

Martin Amis, Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester is to discuss the impact of Literature on Film with author and screenwriter Andrew Davies on Monday 11 October.

 Martin Amis and Andrew Davies
Martin Amis and Andrew Davies

Amis has worked on screenplays, including Mars Attacks and Saturn 9, the latter becoming the subject of his classic novel Money, which  was recently dramatised for the BBC. 

His screenplay of Northanger Abbey, excerpted in a recent Granta, remains in development.

Davies has been writing for the screen since 1965 and is well known for his adaptations of classic works of literature, including the 1995 television adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Davies has won six  BAFTA awards, and two Emmys.

The event will take place at The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama starting at 6.30pm.

Notes for editors

For more details contact

Anne-Marie Nugnes
Marketing and Communications Officer
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
0161 275 8322

For box office information call the Martin Harris Centre Box Office on 0161 275 8951 or visit: http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/martinharriscentre/mhceventspage.php?eventid=922