February 5, 2019

NYU School of Professional Studies Media Talk Series to Present Panel Discussion, “From Book to Screen to Stage: New Audiences for Bestselling Fiction”

Moderated by The New York Times Book Review Editor Pamela Paul, the February 12 Event Will Feature Three Renowned Authors—Harlan Coben, Val Emmich, and Adriana Trigiani

NEW YORK, February 5, 2019—The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Center for Publishing will host the latest panel discussion in its NYU SPS Media Talk series, “From Book to Screen to Stage: New Audiences for Bestselling Fiction,” on Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m. The panel will take place at the NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor, 60 Washington Square South (between LaGuardia Place & Thompson Street). A cocktail reception, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., will follow.

Moderated by Pamela Paul, the panel will feature three bestselling authors—Harlan Coben, Val Emmich, and Adriana Trigiani—who will discuss their literary lives, and the challenges and opportunities of translating their works into new formats. Thriller writer Coben will provide the inside scoop on his new deal with Netflix; Emmich will talk about his bestselling book, Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel, based on the Tony Award-winning musical; and Trigiani will share insight into her work as a television writer, producer, and filmmaker.

Additional information about the moderator and panelists:

Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and of all book coverage at the newspaper. She is the author of four books, most recently, My Life with Bob, and the editor of an anthology, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life. Paul also is the host of The Book Review podcast, the longest-running podcast at The Times. Her latest book, How to Raise a Reader, will be out this fall.

Harlan Coben is The New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 novels, including Don’t Let Go, Home, and Fool Me Once, as well as the multi award-winning Myron Bolitar series. With over 70 million books in print worldwide, his works have been published in 43 languages around the globe, and have been number one bestsellers in more than a dozen countries. Coben also is the creator and executive producer of several television shows, including the critically acclaimed Netflix Original drama Safe, starring Michael C. Hall. He recently signed a deal with Netflix to develop and executive produce 14 more projects, including Run Away, his next thriller to be published next month.

Val Emmich is a bestselling author, singer-songwriter, and actor. His debut YA novel Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel, based on the hit Broadway show, was an instant New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Indie Bound bestseller. In his work as an actor, Emmich has appeared on Vinyl and Ugly Betty, as well as having a memorable guest role on 30 Rock. His debut adult novel, The Reminders, was a Barnes & Noble Discover selection that Library Journal described as “quirky, touching, and addictive.”

Adriana Trigiani is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 books, the most recent of which is Tony’s Wife. Her novels, including the bestsellers Kiss Carlo and The Shoemaker’s Wife, have been published in 36 countries around the world. A playwright, television writer, producer, and filmmaker, she wrote and directed the film adaptation of her novel Big Stone Gap. In 2018, Trigiani directed the romantic comedy Then Came You. Her adaptation of her novel Very Valentine will premiere in June 2019 on Lifetime. Trigiani is cofounder of the Origin Project, an in-school writing program that serves more than a thousand students in Appalachia.

If you are a member of the press who wishes to cover the event, please contact Alka Gupta at aag13@nyu.edu.

About the NYUSPS Media Talk Series

The NYUSPS Media Talk series presents public conversations with media leaders about trends in business from an industry insider’s viewpoint. Last year’s Media Talk, “Different Voices, Different Viewpoints,” highlighted a wide range of subjects. It featured leading editors and journalists from The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Elle, and Vice News on the changing face of content in a world of 24-hour news cycles and the role of the editor in today’s digital landscape. Other NYU Media Talks have featured guests from The Huffington Post, People.com, EW.com, Vanity Fair, Matter Studios, BuzzFeed, Publishers Marketplace, and CNN Worldwide discussing how the media covers an industry in transition; recent bestselling authors speaking on the annual literary panel including David Baldacci, Alice Hoffman, Jeff Kinney, Erik Larson, Lauren Oliver, Jodi Picoult, Jeffrey Toobin, and Colson Whitehead; pop culture superstars in children’s and young adult book publishing; social content featuring editors from Twitter, LinkedIn, and Wired; and a panel discussion on the changing role of the editor, moderated by the late David Carr, media columnist for The New York Times, and featuring content creators such as Joanna Coles and James Bennett.

About the NYUSPS Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media

The NYUSPS Center for Publishing: Digital and Print Media offers a range of innovative programs in publishing and digital media, including the MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media, a 42-credit graduate program that prepares students for careers in books, digital and magazine media; the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI), a six-week intensive for recent college graduates, rising college seniors, and young professionals who are interested in entry-level careers in media; and executive education programs, both in New York and abroad. For more information about the Center for Publishing, visit sps.nyu.edu/publishing.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges—each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYUSPS arises from its place as the NYU home for industry-focused education and applied research that is related to key knowledge-based fields, in which the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs that span a broad range of disciplines including: Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film, and TV; Economic and Urban Development; English Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime; Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management; Humanities; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages; Management and Systems; Marketing; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Business; and Translation.

More than 80 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates nearly 5,400 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by over 18,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses, Certificates, and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by nearly 25,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu

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