David Snodin

David Snodin
Robbie Chapman

David Snodin was William Shakespeare's script editor. He worked on the BBC's epic series of Shakespeare's plays, and his award-winning television production credits also include Jane Austen's Persuasion, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles. He lives in London and Crete.

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David Snodin on writing his novel Iago

Hear author David Snodin discuss his novel Iago and his inspiration for giving Iago, the villain of Shakespeare's Othello, his own story. Shakespeare's most complex villain is brought magnificently to life in this tale of two adversaries—one an accused killer; the other one of the most powerful men in Venice.

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Where are you from?
London England.

Who are your favorite writers?
Shakespeare, Dickens, Dostoevsky, Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, Philip Roth, John Updike, Scott Turow, Ian McEwan.

Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Obviously Shakespeare, Dickens, Dostoevsky, George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, Hemingway

What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Theatre, cinema, travel, photography

What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Never give up

What is your favorite quote?
'If there's one thing that I know it's that I know nothing...' Socrates.

What inspired you to write your first book?
Years ago I had a young friend and colleague who died of cancer when he was only in his early twenties. I wrote his biography.

Where do you write?
Everywhere, but preferably in my study overlooking a taverna in my house in Crete.


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David Snodin
Henry Holt and Co.

An unforgettable adventure beginning where Shakespeare's Othello leaves off Wounded in love, tormented by his past, Shakespeare's most complex villain is...

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