This week on The Readers Simon and Gavin take a look at imprints within publishing houses and publishing houses themselves. They also take an initial look at book adaptations as there always seems to be so many.
Imprints and Publishing Houses () In the UK next year Headline Publishing will be introducing a new imprint Tinder Press and Bloomsbury did it earlier this year with Bloomsbury Circus. These are both designed to be ‘literary imprints’, this lead Simon to wanting to talk about imprints in general. Which are Simon and Gavin’s favourites? Could you read just one imprint and one imprint alone? This all gets discussed in a conversation The Readers fear will possibly get them in trouble.
Adaptations () In the last few weeks there have been a lot of adaptations on UK television with ‘Parade’s End’ etc there has also been the wonderful ‘Hunderby’ which is a parody of ‘Rebecca’ and which Simon is utterly loving watching. This lead to Gavin and Simon thinking and talking about adaptations in general… Are they ever as good as the book, can you love an adaptation as much? Can watching an adaptation help you read a ‘difficult’ classic? They can’t believe they forgot to mention the new adaptation of Anna Karenina coming out soon…
Next Week on the Readers () More book based banter as ever, and Simon will finally be sharing the interview he did with Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and in the meantime get ready for the first in the new Readers Book Club series of podcasts on Friday with Madeline Miller, very exciting.