We’re very sad to share the news that lovely Annie Caulfield died on 7 November. Annie put two fingers up to her illness, planning and working for as long as she could. The superb care of Trinity Hospice, Clapham eased Annie’s last weeks. We’ve only had the privilege of working with Annie since 2015 but her energetic curiosity, her compassionate humour and her sense of the absurd enlivened any conversation and will live on in her wide-ranging work. There have been some lovely tributes including from the Royal Literary Fund where Annie was a Consultant Fellow https://www.rlf.org.uk/fellowships/annie-caulfield/ and from Standard Issue Magazine to which Annie was an occasional contributor http://standardissuemagazine.com/voices/farewell-annie-love/. See also http://www.anniecaulfield.com/.
Paul Walker is Studio Producer on Season 2 of RED ROCK the Irish continuing drama series for TV3 set in a fictional seaside suburb on the northside of Dublin and centred on 2 families (The Keilys and the Hennessys) in a typical middle-class Dublin area, and the local Police Station. The series launched in January 2015, airs twice a week and is produced by Element Pictures and Company Pictures. We are delighted to announce that the series won 'Best Soap' at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2016. Paul was also nominated as 'Best Writer'. UK viewers were able to catch it on BBC1 at 13.45 throughout July and August 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov02EC1aa1I
Chatto published Rose Tremain’s new novel THE GUSTAV SONATA in May 2016. A work of searing intensity, this is the story of Gustav Perle who grows up in a small town in ‘neutral’ Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem a only distant echo and his lifelong friendship with Anton Zwiebel - Jewish and mercurial, a talented pianist tortured by nerves when he has to play in public. Matt Cain reviewing the novel in the i newspaper (29 April 2016) says ‘Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion from longing and loneliness to jealousy and despair’. The novel has just been optioned to Buccaneer Media for television adaptation.