10 Feb 2020

Author behind book JoJo Rabbit based on in Hollywood for Oscars

From Morning Report, 7:54 am on 10 February 2020

JoJo Rabbit, the film written and directed by Taika Waititi is up for six Oscars later today, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The movie is based on a book by Belgian New Zealander Christine Leunens.

Caging Skies was released eleven years ago to rave reviews - at home and overseas.

It's since been translated into twenty languages.

Taika Waititi's mother, Robin Cohen, is a fan.

She's the one who got her son to read the book and the rest is about to be history.

Leunens is in Los Angeles for the Oscars.

She speaks to Susie Ferguson.