RLS Day 2017: An evening with award-winning novelist Jane Rogers

Edinburgh Napier marks RLS Day 2017.

Start date and time

Monday 13 November 2017 6:00 PM

to Monday 13 November 2017 7:30 PM

Event cost


Edinburgh Napier University presents an evening with award-winning novelist Jane Rogers who will be discussing the Robert Louis Stevenson adaptations she presents on BBC Radio 4.

The event will also include performances from A Child's Garden of Verse by Edinburgh Napier University’s Acting for Stage and Screen students.

Jane Rogers Biography:

Jane Rogers is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and radio dramatist. She is the author of nine novels, including The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Man-Booker longlisted and winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award 2012. Her story collection Hitting Trees with Sticks was shortlisted for the 2013 Edgehill Award, and the title story was a BBC National Short story award finalist.

Other works include Mr Wroe's Virgins (which she dramatised for the BAFTA-nominated BBC drama series), Her Living Image (Somerset Maugham Award) and Promised Lands (Writers Guild Best Fiction Award). She has written original drama for Radio 4, and adapted numerous novels for the Classic Serial slot.

Jane is Emerita Professor of Writing at Sheffield Hallam, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She teaches Short Story for Faber Academy.

Her latest novel is Conrad and Eleanor.

Jane’s connection with Robert Louis Stevenson began as an avid reader in her childhood. As a writer, in December 2016 she adapted The Ebb Tide and The Beach at Falesa as two hours of Classic Serial, starring David Tennant, for Radio 4. She wrote about the adaptation, and Stevenson in Samoa, in a Rereading article for the Guardian.