With literary adaptations so prevalent in today’s cinematic landscape we wanted to discuss the subject from the point of the view of the consumer. The old adage ‘You’ve seen it, but have you read the book?’ can be applied to so much of what is currently on offer in cinemas and on our TV screens: Gone Girl, American Sniper, Game of Thrones, even comic book adaptations such as Avengers or Batman Vs Superman, but are those audiences cinemagoers or avid readers? Or both? And, if both, which were they first? We invite you to meet our expert panel and join in the discussion (and – to paraphrase Fight Club – if it’s your first panel event, you
have to ask a question!)

Please note that the festival is over 18s only