Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach has written 18 novels, several of which she has adapted as TV dramas. Her novel The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was made into a hit movie starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and her novel Tulip Fever, set in Vermeer’s Amsterdam, is to be released in early 2017. She also wrote the BAFTA-nominated screenplay for Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley, and adapted Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate for the BBC. She lives in London and Wales and her latest novel, Something to Hide, was published in 2015. She’s on the Council of the Royal Society of Literature, is a past chair of the Society of Authors, and was on the Executive Committee of PEN, the writers’ organisation which campaigns for freedom of speech.