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Alistair Owen

Alistair Owen is the author of Smoking in Bed: Conversations with Bruce Robinson (one of David Hare’s Books of the Year in the Guardian), Story and Character: Interviews with British ScreenwritersHampton on Hampton (one of Craig Raine’s Books of the Year in the Observer) and The Art of Screen Adaptation: Top Writers Reveal Their Craft.


He has written original and adapted screenplays and stage plays, on spec and to commission; contributed filmmaker interviews to Creative Screenwriting and film book reviews to the Independent on Sunday; and recently published his first novel, The Vetting Officer.


Alistair has chaired Q&A events at the Hay Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival and London Screenwriters’ Festival; and his platform with Christopher Hampton in the Lyttelton Theatre to celebrate Faber’s 75th anniversary was published in the anthology Faber Playwrights at the National Theatre.


His next non-fiction project is a book of conversations with bestselling author and screenwriter William Boyd, for Penguin.

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