Saturday 01 November 2014 - 00.00
British Council, Hong Kong
Submarine Screening  4.00 p.m. – 5.45 p.m.
Writer’s Talk     6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. 

Welsh author Joe Dunthorne’s debut novel, Submarine, was praised for its vivid imagining of a teenage boy’s thoughts and obsessions when it was first published in 2008. When the actor Richard Ayoade adapted Dunthorne’s novel into a film, he turned to Dunthorne for advice, giving the author an unusual level of input into the making of the film. Enjoy a screening of the film, then stay and meet the author at this special Q&A on the adaptation of a novel into a film. Joe Dunthorne’s visit is made possible by the British Council.


About Joe Dunthorne
Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea, and is a graduate of the University of East Anglia's Creative Writing MA, where he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize. His poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies and has featured on Channel 4, and BBC Radio 3 and 4. A pamphlet collection, Joe Dunthorne:Faber New Poets 5 was published in 2010. His first novel, Submarine, the story of a dysfunctional family in Swansea narrated by Oliver Tate, aged 15, was published in 2008. It was made into a film which premiered at the London Film Festival in 2011. His second novel, Wild Abandon, is about a brother and sister living on a commune in South Wales, and was published in 2011. It was shortlisted for the 2012 Wales Book of the Year Award.