Re: [Videolib] In search of an author to speak

Pat Shufeldt (
Thu, 30 Dec 2004 11:58:07 -0500


What about Barbara Kingsolver? Kingsolver's POISONWOOD BIBLE is currently being made into
a miniseries. Originally she refused to allow it to be made into a film "unless John
Sayles will direct it." He refused when approached by Whoopie Goldberg, because of other
commitments, and also because he thought the miniseries format was what was needed to do it
justice. I don't remember who is directing the miniseries which Kingsolver approved, but
it isn't Sayles.

Sayles & Kingsolver appeared together in an interview a month or so ago (on Book-TV, I
think); were a great combo.

Also, if you happen to be looking for someone to speak in Indiana, doesn't Kingsolver live

Pat Shufeldt

Lisa Flanzraich wrote:

> Hi Monica,
> I don't know how much time you have, but you might want to get in touch with Poets
> and Writers. Actually, their directory is also on-line. There are so so many authors--
> I could spend the rest of today having fun with lists......Happy New Year to all!!!!
> There are many many authors who care more about the art of writing than money....
> Date sent: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 13:52:08 -0500
> From: "Threatt, Monique L" <>
> To: <>
> Subject: [Videolib] In search of an author to speak
> Send reply to:
> Hello,
> Can you recommend an author whose work(s) has been made into a movie or
> direct-to-video/DVD who will speak for free or for less than $1,500?
> I'm not so sure authors like Jean Auel, John Grisham, J.K. Rowling,
> Spike Lee, Stephen King or the like would fit the bill. Or would
> they...hmmmm?
> Thanks,
> Monique
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