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Win tickets to gala premiere of We Need to Talk about Kevin

We Need to Talk about Kevin - film tie-in jacketLionel Shriver's 2005 Orange Prize-winning novel We Need to Talk about Kevin is one of the most talked about novels of the last decade. Told from the point of view of Eva Khatchadourian, in a series of letters to her husband Franklin, it recounts the upbringing of her son Kevin, who, at the age of sixteen, goes on a Columbine-style rampage at his school. Eva wrestles with her conscience as she she tries to work out whether her lack of maternal instinct is to blame or if he was simply born twisted.

It's now been made into a film by acclaimed director Lynne Ramsay, starring Tilda Swinton as Eva, John C Reilly as Franklin and Ezra Miller as Kevin. First shown at this year's Cannes Film Festival, it has been widely praised by critics, with Variety describing it as "an exquisitely realised adaptation" and Screen Daily as "compulsively powerful".

The UK Gala Premiere takes place on Monday 17th October at the Curzon Mayfair as part of the London Film Festival and, courtesy of the British Film Institute and the publisher of the novel, Serpent's Tail, Foyles has a pair of tickets to the event and a copy of the novel to give away.

Simply answer the simple question below for your chance to win. The closing date is 12 noon on Friday 14th October.

Entrants must be 18 or over and available to attend the screening at 7.30pm on Monday 17th October and must make their own way to the venue. There is no cash alternative to the prize. (Full Terms and and Conditions below.)

Lynne Ramsay also directed the film adaptation of which novel?



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1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of Foyles Bookshop, and their directors, officers, representatives, and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

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5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page; no entry received after that time will be considered. The winners will be announced on http://www.foyles.co.uk/competition-winners. There is one prize of a pair of tickets to the Gala Premiere of We Need to Talk about Kevin at 7.30pm on Monday 17th October at the Curzon Mayfair and a copy of the novel.

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