Alan Hollinghurst, David Hare, Neil Jordan and Richard Flanagan in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury


What is the future of the novel? Can printed fiction continue to compete with movies and television? With the publishing world in shock from the assault of digital media and with publishers merging or failing around the globe, an all-star cast of great novelists and screenwriters from around the globe — Alan Hollinghurst, David Hare, Neil Jordan, Stephen Frears and Richard Flanagan  — discuss with Chandrahas Choudhury how, if at all, TV, globalisation and the move to digital will mould the future of the novel and the life of the novelist.