Thursday, May 8, 2014

Evie Wyld's "All the Birds, Singing"

Evie Wyld grew up in Australia and London, where she currently resides. She has won the John Llewellyn-Rhys prize and a Betty Trask Award, and she has been short-listed for the Orange Award for New Writers, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and the Costa Novel Award.

Here Wyld dreamcasts an adaptation of her latest novel, All the Birds, Singing:
I’d love Elizabeth Moss to be Jake - she’s got such a great face - she looks like she’s had a life, and even though she’s tiny, she still looks like she could punch someone out. I think her performance in Top of The Lake was exactly the kind of buttoned down toughness that I’d want for Jake. Toni Collette as well - she’d be fantastic. I’d love it if Oliver Reed could be brought back to play Lloyd. I don’t like it when actors look like they’ve spent their whole lives acting. I like a face that reflects a past.
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--Marshal Zeringue