Welshman Rhidian Brook is a prize-winning novelist, screen writer and broadcaster. His work has been translated into 25 languages. His fourth novel, the international bestseller, The Aftermath, was made into a film starring Kiera Knightley and released earlier this year. His first novel, The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, was also made into a film, starring Jonathan Pryce, in 2000. Currently, his most recent novel, The Killing of Butterfly Joe, is being developed for cinema. Novels, says Rhidian, are his first love and tonight he will talk about the differences between prose and film scripts, and the process of adaptation from one medium into another.
As well as writing novels and short stories, and seeing his works made into film, Rhidian has written for television, including for the BBC Series Silent Witness. He has written documentaries for the BBC and the BBC World Service, and been a regular contributor to ‘Thought For The Day‘ on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme since 2000.