Monday, February 15, 2010

Peter Hedges Returning to Austin!


We are delighted that Peter Hedges will be returning to Austin and joining us for the 2010 Conference, October 21-24! An AFF favorite, Peter wrote both the novel and screenplay adaptation for the highly acclaimed What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, as well as the adapted Oscar-nominated screenplay About A Boy, and wrote and directed Dan in Real Life and Pieces of April.

Peter has a new novel out this spring, The Heights, available from amazon.com and in book stores. If you're in Austin, be sure to attend his reading at Book People on Wednesday, March 24th!

Check out this interview with him from the Brooklyn Eagle.

Have questions for Peter? Send them to maya@austinfilmfestival.com and we'll post his answers on our blog.

The current list of 2010 panelists is up! Check it out here. New names are being added every week, so be sure to check in with us regularly.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Peter was one of my favorite panelists last year, awesome.

Brett said...

Fantastic! Peter is not only a great writer, but a great panelist and a genuinely decent human being as well.