18/03/2011

Joe Dunthorne’s Submarine on general release

The film adaptation of Joe Dunthorne’s first novel, ‘Submarine’, goes on general release in the UK today. The film is directed by Richard Ayoade and stars Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine. The soundtrack to the film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, features several songs by Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys. Joe graduated from UEA’s Creative Writing MA in 2005 and was the winner of that year’s Curtis Brown Award. ‘Submarine’ was published in 2008 and was shortlisted for Desmond Elliot Prize, the Wodehouse Bolinger Prize and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book Award. A selection of Joe’s poetry was published in the Faber New Poets series last year. His new novel will be published in August.

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