Introduction by Kathryn Hamilton
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Joining us today is the critically acclaimed author Dawn Tripp, as she celebrates the release of her third novel “Game of Secrets” which is already a Boston Globe bestseller! This Harvard graduate has made her mark in the literary world with her intelligent, thrilling stories, exquisite writing, and vivid characters. She received the Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction for her second novel “The Season of Open Water” and will no doubt receive further awards for her latest novel which is being hailed as her best yet. When she is not busy writing novel and contributing essays (featured on NPR and Psychology Today), Dawn teaches workshops on developing story arcs. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter or her personal website.
Dawn is here today to talk about some of her favorite movies and thanks to BookSparks PR, we have one copy of "Game of Secrets" for a lucky US reader.
Favorite action/adventure movie:
Every Indiana Jones movie—I am 100 percent geek, secretly obsessed with archeology, all things arcane, and vintage motorcycles. Indy is the spirit of all of that.
Favorite movie based on a book:
The English Patient because the key aspects of the Ondaatje’s novel were transmuted by director Anthony Mingehlla in such a way that the story—the lives, secrets, and fates of the characters—breathe an entirely different life in the form of a film.
If "Game of Secrets" were made into a movie, who would you cast in the lead roles?
Natalie Portman for Marne
Helen Mirren for Ada
Meryl Streep for Jane.
Sean Penn for older Huck and Zac Efron for Huck when he was just a fourteen year old boy with that James Dean kind of doom about him, driving fast down an unfinished highway in a stolen car, heat in his hands on the whale, because he loved a girl.
Most memorable experience involving movies or a movie theater:
Watching Lawrence of Arabia with my father. He had always loved that movie, and I remember when it was re-released and we went to see it together—just the two of us—and I felt in that theater sitting with him that I understood for the first time something profound about who my father was that I had not understood before.
Movie that made you cry the most:
Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders. This film breaks my heart every time I watch it, for what it says about life and death, and the impossibility and necessity of love.
Thanks to Dawn for visiting with us today and to BookSparks PR for facilitating the interview and sharing "Game of Secrets" with our readers.
How to win "Game of Secrets":
Please tell us your most memorable experience involving movies or a movie theater. (One entry per person.) Please include your e-mail address or a way to reach you if you win.
US only. Giveaway ends June 26th at midnight EST.