Carlos Dews is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at John Cabot University where he directs the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation. He lives in Rome, Italy.
S.J. Rozan is author of many critically acclaimed novels and short stories which have won crime fiction's greatest honors, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Macavity, and Nero awards. Born and raised in the Bronx, Rozan now lives in lower Manhattan.
Here Dews dreamcasts an adaptation of Sam Cabot's Blood of the Lamb:
When I first thought of the characters of Livia Pietro and Thomas Kelly I had actors in mind to play them (that is, in the ideal, fantasy adaptation of the novel that was already showing in my head). I thought someone like Ewan McGregor or a Philip Seymour Hoffman would be great as the Jesuit priest Thomas Kelly. Unfortunately both McGregor and Hoffman have played priests in previous films (McGregor in Angels & Demons and Seymour Hoffman in Doubt). For Livia Pietro my dream actors would be Angelica Huston, Isabella Rossellini, Julianne Moore, or Meryl Streep. The ages for Thomas and Livia are somewhat flexible, so actors of various ages could play them. A third character who has always had faces associated with him in my mind is Spencer George. The perfect actors for Spencer are Stephen Fry and Ian McKellen. I would love to hear who readers think of when they read the characters.Follow Sam Cabot on Facebook, and learn more about Blood of the Lamb at the publisher's website.
The Page 69 Test: Blood of the Lamb.