July 09, 2021

Kumail Nanjiani to Star in HOMELAND ELEGIES Adaptation

Kumail Nanjiani will star in and executive produce a limited series adaptation of Homeland Elegies by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar, Deadline reported. Akhtar, who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama for his play Disgraced, will write the adaptation with Oren Moverman, who will direct the eight-episode series. FX is developing the series adapted from the novel described as “a deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams” telling “an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made.” Nanjiani starred in The Big Sick and will also be...

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Ruth Ozeki | ‘As an artist I have relationships with fictional voices all the time’

"The notion of 'a book' is just a convenient fiction which we books go along with because it serves the needs of the bean counters in publishing, not to mention the ego of the writers. But the reality is far more complex.” So explains “the Book”, one of the narrators of Ruth Ozeki’s fourth novel The Book of Form and Emptiness. It is her first novel since the glorious, Booker-shortlisted A Tale for the Time Being, which was “saturated with love, ideas and compassion” according to the Sunday Times.

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How Many Pages Is 1500 Words And What Makes Writers Less Productive 

Writing isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the bold and energetic. When writing a cumbersome piece, all you want to do is get done with it as quickly as possible. But shockingly, most people like to get themselves worried about word count when writing. They want to know how much they have done now and then. Well, keeping tabs on word count when writing isn’t such a bad idea. At least, it will help to ensure you provide all the needed information before hitting the target word count. So back to the question! How many pages is 1500 words?...

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Aisling Fowler | ‘I wanted to feel I was in a good place with the series before the books came out’

Aisling Fowler was watching her husband play a video game when inspiration for the heroine of her début novel first came to her. “He’s very keen to stress that he’s not a gamer,” she laughs, talking to me over video call from Sydney, where said husband is currently working. The female main character was very active and heroic and something about her connected with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, who Fowler had loved obsessively as a girl. “I suddenly thought, ‘Why aren’t I writing characters like this?’ Almost immediately Twelve came to me. Not fully formed, but the idea of her.

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