Jeffrey Lewis


Jeffrey Lewis has won a string of awards for his novels including the Independent Publishers' Gold Medal for Literary Fiction. Lewis is the author of Adam the King, Meritocracy: A Love Story, Conference of the Birds, Theme Song for an Old Show, and Berlin Cantata, all published by Haus. He has also received two Emmys and the Writers’ Guild Award for his work as a writer and producer on Hill Street Blues.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Mexico City, 1649. The Spanish Inquisition holds sway over the capital and at its core lies one ambition: the submission of all to the Catholic faith.

Fray Alonso, one of the Inquisitions’ most zealous advocates is forced to leave the capital and head northwards. On his journey he is accompanied by a sole prisoner, Juan, a captured ‘Marrano’ with whom he forges an unlikely friendship which alters both mens’ lives.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

They're not always such different beasts, a screenplay and a novel, but usually they are.  What are the differences a writer must account for, in writing for the collaborative medium of film as against the solo pursuit of the novel?  

When Jeffrey Lewis stopped writing screenplays a decade ago to refocus on his first love, prose fiction, he found that he had to un-learn some things.  But he also found continuities.  

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