Sir Salman Rushdie’s new novel has fired the imaginations of Kingston’s animation students, who have been commissioned by Random House to produce four animated films based on the book.
Luka and the Fire of Life is Rushdie’s second children’s novel. It tells the story of 12-year-old Luka Khalifa and his quest to steal the fire of life to revive his father who has fallen into a deep sleep.
Ten students from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture visited Random House to meet Rushdie and present their ideas. The author was part of a judging panel which awarded several prizes for the best concepts.
“The quality of the work from the students has been astounding,”
said Random House’s head of marketing Roger Bratchell.
“It’s been very enjoyable to work with such an imaginative and diverse group of young people from Kingston University.”
Read the full story of how the Kingston students’ animation caught the eye of Sir Salman Rushdie.