CAMEO Awards

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Winner(s) announced: 11/03/2019

The CAMEOs are a collaboration between London Book & Screen Week and the Publishers Association to recognise the integral role books play within the creative industries as an inspiration for plays, film & TV.

With the creative industries now worth £84.1 billion per year to the UK economy, it is a chance to recognise some of the most exciting contributions from individuals across the sector, from authors to directors, agents, publishers and producers.

2019 CAMEO Book to Audio Shortlist
  • La Belle Sauvage, The Book of Dust, book original by Phillip Pullman (Penguin), adapted by Random House Audiobooks
  • This is Going To Hurt, book original by Adam Kay (Picador), adapted by Macmillan Digital Audio
  • The Holy Vible, book original by Elis James and John Robins (Trapeze), adapted by Orion Publishing Group Limited
2019 CAMEO Book to Film Shortlist
  • Disobedience, book original by Naomi Alderman (Viking), directed by: Sebastián Lelio, screenplay: Sebastián Lelio /Rebecca Lenkiewicz
  • The Little Stranger, book original by Sarah Waters (Virago), directed by: Lenny Abrahamson, screenplay: Lucinda Coxon
  • Call Me by Your Name, book original by André Aciman (Atlantic Books), directed by: Luca Guadagnino, screenplay: James Ivory
2019 CAMEO Book to Television Shortlist
  • A Very English Scandal, book original by John Preston (Penguin), adapted by Russell T Davies
  • Killing Eve, book original by Luke Jennings (As Codename Villanelle, John Murray), adapted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Patrick Melrose, book original by Edward St Aubyn (Picador), adapted by David Nicholls
2019 CAMEO Book to Stage Shortlist
  • A Monster Calls, book original by Patrick Ness (Walker Books), adapted by Sally Cookson for Bristol Old Vic & The Old Vic,
  • Toast, book original by Nigel Slater (Harper Perennial), adapted by Henry Filloux-Bennett
  • My Name is Lucy Barton, book original by Elizabeth Strout (Viking), adapted by Rona Munro