Lynda La Plante has been revealed an ambassador for London Book & Screen Week with author Joe Dunthorne also headlining alongside novelist and scriptwriter Lisa Owens.
Joining them for the sixth London Book & Screen Week, running from 6th to 15th March, will be "Yes Minister" creator and author Jonathan Lynn, poet and performer Scarlett Sabet, and cookery author Miguel Barclay, among others. The seven-day festival will take place at the Groucho Club and the Good Housekeeping Institute in central London.
Organisers added: "Heading up the 2020 programme as festival ambassador, queen of crime drama Lynda La Plante will discuss her illustrious career across page, stage and screen. From early performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in 'The Sweeney' and 'Bergerac' to writing scripts for BAFTA- winning shows including 'Prime Suspect' and 'Widows', recently adapted for a second time by Steve McQueen. Lynda has also achieved international success as an author of over 30 novels and, in this special event, will offer a preview of her forthcoming book Buried (Zaffre, April 2020), the first in an exciting new series."
Meanwhile Lynn will be in London to discuss the hit political satire "Yes Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister" 40 years after it first aired as well as his book Samaritans, which takes a satirical look at the American healthcare system.