Animals the movie starts shooting on March 12th in Dublin. It’s very surreal, but I can’t wait to see what the director and actors do with the script to give it a whole new life. I’m going over for a few weeks so I’ll post some pics if I can. I’m also angling for a cameo as a barmaid… my natural habitat.
I wrote a piece about childbirth for The Pool and you can read it here. WARNING: it ain’t pretty.
So I appreciate the intense irony of this, but I wrote an essay about social-media anxiety for Radio 3 and it was made pick of the week on Radio 4, and you can listen to me reading it here:
BIG news: supreme Manc ginge Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations, Cinderella, The Borgias) will play Laura in Animals the movie – directed by the extraordinary and fearless Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays).
More details over on Screen International: http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/cannes/holliday-grainger-52-tuesdays-director-team-on-animals/5103976.article
Here’s me, Sophie (middle) and Sarah Brocklehurst – the producer who’s made it all happen – in Manchester location-scouting back in March.
Massive shout-out also to Celine Haddad and everyone at Creative England who has helped with the project’s development. You all rock hard.
Mighty chuffed that Animals is the Emily Books book of the month for February!
The French edition of Animals was published this week by the brilliant Fleuve Editions. My favourite cover, I think. The amorous deer are the work of the Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. It’s first time he’s allowed his art to be used for a book cover and I feel very honoured.