La Belle Sauvage and Killing Eve scoop CAMEO awards

La Belle Sauvage and Killing Eve scoop CAMEO awards

The audiobook of La Belle Sauvage and TV adaptation "Killing Eve" were among the winner’s at tonight’s CAMEO Awards, kicking off London Book and Screen Week. 

The awards recognise the best adaptations across TV, film, stage and audio.

La Belle Sauvage, Book of Dust (Penguin) scooped the Book to Audio Award, adapted by Random House Audiobooks, with actor Michael Sheen narrating Phillip Pullman’s award-winning book. This year’s judges praised Michael Sheen's “brilliant performance and the production team for creating a truly evergreen recording.”

"Killing Eve" won the Book to TV award after being brought to life as an eight-part TV series by writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who worked closely alongside Luke Jennings, author of the original novel Codename Villanelle (John Murray). The TV adaption starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh was nominated for the Best Television Series (Drama) at this year’s Golden Globes.  The judges were “blown away by this wonderful example of collaboration between author, screen writer and production company. Extraordinary production values were bought together with brilliant storytelling to create a TV adaptation that experienced incredible success in both the UK and the US.”

Call Me By Your Name won the Book to Film Award. Adapted from André Aciman’s novel (Atlantic) by James Ivory, who won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the film, directed by Luca Guadagnino, was commended by judges for being a truly international collaboration.

Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography Toast (Harper Perennial) took home the Book To Stage award. It was adapted for stage by Henry Filloux- Bennett. Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it made its West End debut to critical acclaim. The judges felt this incredible stage production “really delivered the warmth and essence of the original book, finding a true home on the stage.”

Jacks Thomas, director of The London Book Fair and London Book & Screen Week, said: “Now in its third year, the CAMEOs showcase the value of books as source material for other visual and audio mediums, and this year’s winners and shortlistees are no exception. The celebration of these talented individuals and exceptional collaborations is always a fantastic way to begin London Book & Screen Week, as we continue to explore the different ways in which we consume stories today.”

The winners received their prizes at a ceremony at White City House.