Dr Hila Shachar is a member of the Centre for Adaptations whose research focuses on the adaptation of literary works and authors in various media including film, television and ballet. She also has expertise in nineteenth-century literature, feminist theory, and the Beat authors.
Her first monograph, Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), was featured in The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, as well as nominated for the 2012 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Her next monograph, Screening the Author: The Literary Biopic (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming), examines the screen adaptation of the figure of the author and biographies of well-known writers, including Sylvia Plath, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and others. She is currently also working on a range of publications on other topics, including contemporary French film and Australian screen adaptations.
Hila has considerable professional writing experience, having written for The Guardian, Desktop magazine, Overland journal, The Australian Film Institute, and others. She is also a regular writer for The Australian Ballet. Her fictional work has appeared in several publications, and she was a finalist for the 2015 ELLE UK Talent Writing Competition.