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Industry Insider – Turning your Book into an Audiobook – TAKING PLACE ONLINE ONLY

11 May @ 18:00 - 20:00 BST

**This event will no longer be hybrid, but will be held online via Zoom. Please register here to attend this #SoAatHome event**


Join us for an in-person and online streamed discussion with British author Ruth Ware. Ruth will be in conversation with the narrator of her audiobooks, Imogen Church, to discuss Ruth’s work, career and creative process. They will also cover the experience of having your novel brought to life for audio, audio-specific fanbases, and the role of audiobooks in modern publishing. This event is in conjunction with the SoA’s Scriptwriters Group.



  • 6pm arrivals
  • From 6.30pm Welcome, introductions and housekeeping from Imogen Church
  • Introduction from Ruth Ware and a glimpse into her creative routine (25 mins)
  • Imogen Church will do a short reading from The It Girl. (5 mins)
  • Q&A with audience moderated by Imogen Church (30 mins)
  • Summary and closing comments (2 mins)
  • 7.30pm Ruth Ware book-signing (bring your books along)
  • Drinks and nibbles
  • 8pm Close


What will this event cover?

  • Ruth Ware’s writer’s life: creative routines, processes, inspiration, research and plotting
  • Adapting for audio: what it is like to have your book adapted into audio, how/if the fan base differs, how it feels to have someone else interpret your stories
  • Navigating success: how long it took for Ruth to find the voice that sold and how it has been to become so successful, both in the positive and the negative.


Who is this event for?

This event is for Ruth Ware fans, fans of audiobooks and fans of mystery and crime books.


The Line-up

Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware is an international number one bestseller. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, The Lying Game, The Death of Mrs Westaway, The Turn of the Key and One by One have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and New York Times. Her books have been optioned for both film and TV, and she is published in more than 40 languages. Ruth lives near Brighton with her family.
Website: https://ruthware.com/ | Twitter: @RuthWareWriter | Instagram: @ruthwarewriter


Imogen Church

Imogen Church is an award-winning actor and scriptwriter. Her debut novel Death and the Burlesque Maiden was published by Audible Originals in 2021 and she wins lots of awards for narrating audiobooks like an absolute boss. She also lends her voice to audio dramas, comedy, documentary, cartoons and games. Imogen narrates Ruth Ware’s novels.
Instagram: @imogenchurchgobshite | Twitter: @ImogenChurch | Website: www.imogenchurch.com


About the SoA’s Scriptwriters Group

The Scriptwriters Group (SWG) is a community of scriptwriters and broadcasters. It represents writers and makers across digital, broadcast, AV and theatre. Find out more.


SoA @ Home Fundraising Bookshop

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COVID-19 safety

We recommend the following:

  • Staying home if you’re feeling unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Washing your hands when coming in from the outdoors and / or before touching your face
  • Applying alcohol hand sanitiser (we will have these on site)



  • Our Events space is located on the ground floor of our office, we have a wheelchair ramp round the side entrance of the building. We also have an accessible toilet by the side entrance.
  • If you require BSL interpretation to take part in this event, please email [email protected]uthors.org.
  • If you have any other accessibility needs, please email [email protected]



Book your place using the Eventbrite booking form below. Please read our event booking Terms and Conditions https://www2.societyofauthors.org/legal-privacy/event-terms/



Please note: Ticket prices include a small booking fee.

£5 – SoA Members | 30 tickets

£10 – Non-Members | 30 tickets

**We can only issue refunds up to 7 days prior to the event date, any after that will be invalid**

For further information, email SoA’s Events and Outreach Assistant Lilly Brend-Fish at [email protected].


The Society Of Authors
24 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4EH
London, WC1R 4EH GB