Hi to anyone who is reading.
This is my first blog post. Not just for this site, but first ever. As I've been told, the idea here is to reveal what I've been up to — aside from my great pleasure in seeing my current novel, Brilliance, released in the U.S. by the courageous people at Hawthorne Books! — but I should also mention that I'm currently producing a film (along with Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, and Tim Bevan) that I have written, which charts the lives of Professor Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane. The script is called "The Theory of Everything," and I'll tell you more about it in the coming days.
That the professor agreed to come and visit the set last week, and seemed to approve of what he saw — a large-scale staging of a May Ball in Cambridge, the occasion at which, 50 years before, Stephen and Jane had had their first date — was a special honor impossible to forget, and the fact that he and Jane are content to entrust the telling of their remarkable, beautiful, courageous, and inspiring story to me has put a smile on my face that for the last 10 days will just not go away.