Deborah Moggach has written eighteen novels and two books of short stories. She has adapted several of these novels for TV – Close Relations, Final Demand, Seesaw, Stolen, To Have and To Hold – whilst also adapting other books for the screen. These include Anne Fine’s Goggle-Eyes for which she was given the Writers Guild Award for Best TV Dramatized Serial, Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate, and The Diary of Anne Frank. Her screenplay for Pride and Prejudice, starring Kiera Knightley, was nominated for a BAFTA.
Deborah’s novel These Foolish Things became the hit movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, whilst Tulip Fever, set in 17th century Amsterdam during the tulip craze, has been filmed by the Weinstein Company will be released later this year.
Her new novel, Something To Hide, which is set in Bejing, Texas and a fictitious African country, was published this July. Something To Hide is a warm, witty and wise novel about the unexpected twists that later life can bring, from the hugely popular author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever.
She has been Chair of the Society of Authors, on the Executive Committee of English PEN, and is a Fellow, and Member of the Council, of the Royal Society of Literature.
Deborah now lives in a small town in Powys, Wales – the setting of her recent novel Heartbreak Hotel, which was shortlisted for the P G Wodehouse prize for comic fiction.