45 Years and We're Going on a Bear Hunt among CAMEO winners

45 Years and We're Going on a Bear Hunt among CAMEO winners

The film "45 Years" starring Charlotte Rampling has been awarded the Best Book to Film adaptation at the inaugural CAMEO Awards.

The film based on the book In Another Country by David Constantine (Comma Press) was announced as the winner at the first Creativity Across Media: Entertainment & Originality Awards (CAMEO) awards at London’s Soho House ahead of London Book Fair on Monday evening (13th March).

Presented by author David Nicholls, the Best Book to TV adaptation was won by "We’re Going on a Bear Hunt", originally published by Michael Rosen (Walker Books). Meanwhile "Hetty Feather" was revealed as the Best Book to Stage adaptation, based on the original book original by Jacqueline Wilson.

Finally, Beast Quest was honoured with the Best Book to Game adaptation, based on the best book original by Adam Blade (Orchard Books).

The CAMEOs are a collaboration between London Book & Screen Week and the Publishers Association to recognise the integral role books play within the creative industries as an inspiration for plays, film, TV and games.

Jacks Thomas, director of The London Book Fair and London Book & Screen Week, said: “It has been such a pleasure to bring together so many talented individuals tonight to celebrate the many fantastic projects inspired by books. Ahead of The London Book Fair and London Book & Screen Week, it is a wonderful reminder of the valuable role books play within the creative industries, which are a driving force of the British economy.”

The judges involved in this year’s awards include: Julian Friedmann, Arifa Akbar, Katrien Roos, John Lomas-Bullivant, Alice Ryan, Douglas Schatz, Charlotte Longstaff, Alison Norrington, Liz Rosenthal and Sharna Jackson.