R273. Domingo Martinez, Susan Orlean, and Jess Walter: The Thrills and Perils of a Screen Adaptation, Sponsored by Hugo House

Petree Hall, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One
Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Celebrated authors Domingo Martinez, Susan Orlean, and Jess Walter discuss their fascinating, heartbreaking, and amusing experiences being involved (or uninvolved) in the adaptation, or rumored adaptation, of their books for television and film. Their presentation represents a full range of experiences with this so-called "fifth genre" (adapting an original work for a different medium).



Peter Mountford's novel A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won the 2012 Washington State Book Award. His second novel is The Dismal Science. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Granta, Best New American Voices 2008, the Sun, and the Atlantic Monthly.

Domingo Martinez

Susan Orlean is the author of eight books, including The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, both New York Times bestsellers. She has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1992. She is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts.

Jess Walter is the author of eight books, most recently the novel Beautiful Ruins and a collection, We Live in Water. He's been a finalist for the National Book Award, LA Times Book Prize, and he has won the Edgar for best novel. 


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