Susannah Grant received an Oscar nomination for her screenplay for Erin Brockovich, an inspirational story based on the life of a working-class heroine. After her nomination, she went on to adapt In Her Shoes and Charlotte´s Web, as well as to write and direct Catch and Release. Here, Grant goes into the midwife vs. mother role of novel adaptations, the importance of finding your voice, and why sometimes you just have to be able to really, really suck.Your Host: A journalist since 1996, Jay A. Fernandez has written extensively about the entertainment industry for The Los Angeles Times, Premiere, The Washington Post, Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly, Savoy, Variety, USA Today, Los Angeles, LIFE, USA Weekend, ELLE, National Geographic KIDS, In Style, Seventeen, and Code. He currently writes the Scriptland column for the Los Angeles Times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay A. Fernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/dial/000021/sp_dial_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Jennifer Egan and best-selling Celeste Ng come together for a compelling discussion of their new novels, Manhattan Beach and Little Fires Everywhere, two stories of family secrets and the children who discover them. Performances by Cindy Cheung (Mistress America) and Susannah Rogers (The Diary of a Teenage Girl). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Cheung, Susannah Rogers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/symp/000637/bk_symp_000637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An afternoon of readings and lively discussion with contemporary authors, including Blue Balliett (Chasing Vermeer), Chris Grabenstein (Escape from Mr. Lemoncello´s Library), Wendy Mass (The Candymakers), and Alexander London (The Wild Ones) who have been inspired by E. L. Konigsburg´s Newbery Award-winning classic about a sister and brother who run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and find themselves caught up in a mysterious adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Blue Balliett, Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Mass, Alexander London, Susannah Rodgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/symp/000130/pf_symp_000130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.