“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” Jhumpa Lahiri.
Sometimes, writers pen books from a place of pain. They also write to inform, inspire, or support causes close to their hearts. Other times, it’s just the creative juice flowing through their brains and then finally finding its way to their fingers as they write.
The author of Pictures of Anna, Sam Martin, has written a new screenplay, ‘One Day in June’, to be directed by Timo Jacobs, and is currently undergoing production in Germany. Sam has dedicated the proceeds from the film to ALS research scientists in Bonn, Ulm, and Berlin, Germany. Sam’s wife, Jutta, a brilliant translator, died of complications from Motor Neurone Disease on 9 February 2019.
Next time you’re reading a book, there are always reasons behind those printed words. Don’t stop reading!