Novel to Film: Vinnie Wilhelm and David Kajganich
Vinnie Wilhelm and David Kajganich will give a talk and answer questions about adapting works from novel to film.
Wilhelm is the author of the short story collection In the Absence of Predators, which “gets to the beating heart of what makes this country so insane” (The New York Post). His short fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. He works as writer and producer in television, including credits for Castle Rock, The Terror, and Manhattan.
Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate David Kajganich has worked as a screenwriter on Oliver Hirschbiegel’s The Invasion, Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash and the upcoming remake of Suspiria, Guadagnino’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated Call Me By Your Name. Kajganich is the showrunner on AMC’s The Terror, based on a 2007 novel by Dan Simmons about the horror of a doomed Arctic expedition. Sam Wollaston writes in The Guardian that Kajganich “captures this hell, serving it out in rations that always left me wanting more.” Haleigh Foutch, writing for The Collider calls The Terror “deeply unsettling…easily one of the most downright scary shows to hit TV in years.”