Gil Mansergh’s SeptemberWord By Word conversation is with Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest, the bestselling novel of a near future, and the soon to be released Still Time, a novel about a Shakespeare scholar with alzheimers.
Long time listens may recall that Jean joined novelist Greg Sarris on Gil’s very first Word By Word broadcast, way back in May, 2007. A lot has happened in the intervening years, including actress Ellen Page falling in love with Into the Forest and guiding the book’s transformation to a film as its producer.
The Canadian-made movie stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood and is directed and written by Patricia Rozema who created two of Gil’s favorite films (I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl), and is pleased to announce that the movie version of Into the Forest will open at Sebastopol’s Rialto Cinemas next Friday, September 16.
The book launch for Still Time begins at 7:00, Friday, October 7th at the Occidental Center for the Arts.