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Trevor Nunn
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James Bond (literary character)
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Kingsley Amis
Cate Blanchett
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Eddie Redmayne
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The Independent

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Sebastian Faulks

Knowledge Identifier: +Sebastian_Faulks


Sebastian Faulks

British novelist, journalist and broadcaster add

Category: Literature

Born in 1953.

Countries: United Kingdom (63%), (16%), Australia (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ian Fleming, Trevor Nunn, James Bond (literary character)

Linked to: Emmanuel College, Cambridge, The Independent, Elstree School, Wellington College, Berkshire




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Sebastian Faulks was born in 1953 add something


Ian Fleming - Starting with Kingsley Amis' "Colonel Sun", under the pseudonym "Robert Markham" in 1968, several authors have been commissioned to write Bond novels, including Sebastian Faulks, who was asked by Ian Fleming Publications to write a new Bond novel in observance of what would have been Fleming's 100th birthday in 2008


Set in Cambridge in the 1970s, it is narrated by Cambridge University fresher Mike Engleby add something


Faulks' first novel, "A Trick of the Light", was published in 1984 add something


He continued to work as a journalist, becoming the first literary editor of "The Independent" in 1986 add something


Faulks married Veronica in 1989 add something


The first, "The Girl at the Lion d'Or", was published in 1989 add something


They have two sons, William and Arthur, born 1990 and 1996 respectively, and one daughter, Holly, born 1992 add something


In 1991 he left "The Independent", and wrote for various other papers add something


Faulks was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1993 and appointed CBE for services to literature in 2002 add something


Eddie Redmayne - His television credits include the BBC miniseries "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", the miniseries "The Pillars of the Earth", and the two-part miniseries "Birdsong", an adaptation of the 1993 Sebastian Faulks World War I novel


He has been a regular team captain on BBC Radio 4's literary quiz "The Write Stuff" since 1998 add something


Nancy Wake - Sebastian Faulks's 1999 novel "Charlotte Gray" is thought to be based on Wake's war-time exploits, as well as those of Pearl Cornioley, a British secret-service agent


In 2001 "Charlotte Gray" was made into a film starring Cate Blanchett and directed by Gillian Armstrong add something


Pearl Witherington - Her story is said to have been the inspiration for the Sebastian Faulks novel "Charlotte Gray" which was made into a film starring Cate Blanchett in 2001, although Faulks denied this in an interview with The Guardian


In April 2003 "Birdsong" came 13th in the BBC's "Big Read" initiative which aimed to identify Britain's best loved novels add something


Faulks' 2005 novel, "Human Traces", was described by Trevor Nunn as "A masterpiece, one of the great novels of this or any other century add something


Jean-Martin Charcot - He appears in the 2005 novel by Sebastian Faulks, "Human Traces", and in Axel Munthe's 1929 autobiographical novel "The Story of San Michele"


He read English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, of which he was made an Honorary Fellow in 2007 add something


In 2007, Faulks published "Engleby" add something


To mark the 2008 centenary of Ian Fleming's birth, the late author's estate in 2006 commissioned Faulks to write a new James Bond novel add something


Die Another Day - As the novelization was published after Benson's final original 007 novel, "The Man with the Red Tattoo", it was the final literary work featuring Bond as originally conceived by Ian Fleming until the publication of "Devil May Care" by Sebastian Faulks in 2008 to mark the 100th anniversary of Fleming's birth


James Bond (literary character) - After Gardner and Benson had followed Amis, there was a gap of six years until Sebastian Faulks was commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications to write a new Bond novel, which was released on 28 May 2008, the one hundredth anniversary of Ian Fleming's birth


James Bond - After a gap of six years, Sebastian Faulks was commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications to write a new Bond novel, which was released on 28 May 2008, the 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming's birth


Faulks' 2009 novel, "A Week in December", takes place, in the seven days leading up to Christmas in December 2007 add something


Capital (novel) - The novel is similar in its setting and plot to the 2009 novel "A Week in December 2012 " by Sebastian Faulks


In 2010 a stage version of "Birdsong", adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and directed by Trevor Nunn, opened at the Comedy Theatre in London; the production ran for only 4 months add something


In 2011 Faulks presented a four-part BBC Two series called "Faulks on Fiction", looking at the British novel and its characters add something


His new novel, "A Possible Life", will be published in 2012 add something


In 2012, "Birdsong" was made into a two-part BBC TV serial, written by Abi Morgan, directed by Philip Martin and starring Eddie Redmayne add something


His brother Edward Faulks, Baron Faulks QC was a barrister but become a Conservative Government Minister in January 2014 in the Ministry of Justice add something


In August 2014, Faulks was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to "The Guardian" opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue add something


James Bond (literary character) - There have been other authors who wrote one book each, Kingsley Amis , Sebastian Faulks, Jeffery Deaver and William Boyd, with a further instalment due in September 2015 by Anthony Horowitz