David Hewson on his novel adaptation of The Killing

David Hewson explains how he's transported the cult Danish TV series The Killing into novel form and why readers should expect a twist in the tale. Presented by Mariella Frostrup.

Mariella Frostrup talks to author David Hewson, who explains how he's transported the cult Danish TV series The Killing into novel form and why readers should expect a twist in the tale

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize last year, they had a re-launch - changing its focus from more established to emerging writers. They've made self-published books eligible, introduced a new category, the Short Story prize, for unpublished work of between 2000 - 5000 words and renamed the entire event The Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Mariella explores the state of publishing and the experiences of writers across the region with Jeremy Pointing, Managing Editor of Peepal Tree Press and Lucy Hannah who runs the culture programme at the Commonwealth Foundation

This month the award winning short story writer Helen Simpson publishes A Bunch of Fives, her selection of her much loved tales dating back over 25 years. She muses for Open Book on how rereading and choosing from this treasure trove has made her think about the short story-form all over again

Producer: Andrea Kidd.

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