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Deborah Moggach News

Autumn 2010

Just back from visiting the set of “These Foolish Things”, now known as “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, in the middle of the Rajasthan countryside. An hour of bouncing along rural roads, empty but for […]

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Summer 2010

This is a pathetic sort of update as I’ve got little to report. My desk is surrounded by piles of books I’m adapting, tottering piles of them, and I’m not sure if any of them […]

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Winter 2009

I’ve been adapting “The L-Shaped Room”, the best-selling novel by Lynne Reid Banks which tells the story of a young woman who becomes pregnant and goes to ground in a shabby boarding house in darkest […]

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Summer 2009

This is something I’ve just written for the Guardian about my recent experiences in Palestine. Such an extraordinary week, and so much more to say about it, but this will have to do…   I’ve […]

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Winter 2008

I’ve just come back from Ghana where I’ve been bouncing through the bush in a dusty 4×4, stopping to talk to pregnant schoolgirls and village women who’ve set up their own credit and loan schemes. […]

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Autumn 2008

The BBC now has a transmission date for my adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” – early January next year. It’ll run throughout the week, in five half-hour episodes. As you know from my […]

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Summer 2008

I’ve been delaying writing this as I’d hoped to give you a transmission date for “The Diary of Anne Frank”, which I’ve adapted for BBC1 in five episodes. Trouble is, I still don’t know. I […]

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Spring 2008

I’ve just returned from Australia – from the roastingly-hot Adelaide Writers’ Week. It’s rather wonderful because it’s free, and so vast audiences gather to swelter under two great tents to listen to writers speak about […]

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Winter 2007

The filming of Anne Frank’s Diary has just finished. Not surprisingly, it’s affected us all very strongly. For six weeks the actors and crew have been closeted in the claustrophobic annexe – three rooms and […]

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Summer 2007

I’ve been having an extraordinary time adapting the Diary of Anne Frank for the BBC. Recently I went to Amsterdam to vist the annex on the Prinsengrascht, where she was in hiding for two years. […]

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Spring 2007

I’ve just returned from a hilarious literary festival in Mumbai where, during Geoff Dyer’s account of being so stoned in Amsterdam that he couldn’t put on his trousers, the whole city was plunged into darkness […]

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Winter 2006

I’ve just written this little piece about my new novel, “In The Dark”, which sort of explains how it happened. “As I write this, the First World War is slipping out of memory and into […]

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