Playing tracks by
Belinda Carlisle, Cher, Toto and The Buggles.
This week, I’m talking to the lovely Chris Neilan.
Chris is an author, screenwriter, filmmaker and lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Met. He started working as a screenwriter when he was 22, on a variety of comedy projects for stage, screen and radio, developing shows with the producers of Peep Show and The Office, before moving towards literary fiction and feature films. His debut novel, Abattoir Jack, was published by Punked Books in 2009.
His script, Meanwhile, Alaska, was shortlisted for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab in 2016 and he recently won 2nd Prize for Short Fiction in the 2017 Bridport Prize.
I’ll be talking to Chris about screenwriting, the Bridport Prize, Lit Up, and so much more. And, of course, he’ll be sharing his selections for this week’s Apocalypse Books.
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