London Book and Screen Week Names 2019 CAMEO Award Winners

In News by Porter Anderson

The London Book Fair’s public-facing festival, London Book and Screen Week, opens with its annual CAMEO Awards program for adaptations from the publishing world.

James Runcie and Nigel Slater, at left and right center, and the team behind the winning stage adaptation of ‘Toast’ were at the London Book adn Screen Week CAMEO Awards Monday eveningj (March 11). Image: London Book Fair

By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

Adaptations of Books to Four Media
Twelve outstanding shortlistees were announced on Monday night (March 11) in the third annual Creativity Across Media: Entertainment and Originality Awards (CAMEOs) produced by the London Book Fair as part of its  public-facing London Book and Screen Week opening events.

The awards recognize adaptations from the books industry to television, film, stage and audio.

In a prepared statement, London Book Fair director Jacks Thomas is quoted, saying, “‘Now in its third year, the CAMEOs showcase the value of books as source material for other visual and audio mediums, and this year ’s winners and shortlistees are no exception.

“The celebration of these talented individuals and exceptional collaborations is always a fantastic way to begin London Book & Screen Week, as we continue to explore the different ways in which we consume stories today.”

2019 CAMEO Book to Film
  • Call Me by Your Name, book original by André Aciman (Atlantic Books), directed by: Luca Guadagnino, screenplay: James Ivory
2019 CAMEO Book to Television
  • Killing Eve, book original by Luke Jennings (As Codename Villanelle, John Murray), adapted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
2019 CAMEO Book to Audio
  • La Belle Sauvage, The Book of Dust, book original by Phillip Pullman (Penguin), adapted by Random House Audiobooks
2019 CAMEO Book to Stage
  • Toast, book original by Nigel Slater (Harper Perennial), adapted by Henry Filloux-Bennett

Hosted at White City House, the ceremony included words from London Book and Screen Week 2019 Ambassador James Runcie, author of The Grantchester Mysteries and Commissioning Editor of Arts at BBC Radio 4; comedy writer and performer Barry Cryer OBE, best known for his work on It’s Tommy Cooper, The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins, and Doctor in the House; and BAFTA nominated director Delyth Thomas whose credits include Victoria and Hetty Feather.

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Porter Anderson

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Porter Anderson is a non-resident fellow of Trends Research & Advisory, and he has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.