The Big Idea: Blake Crouch & Rob Hart

The Big Idea: Blake Crouch & Rob Hart

Jun 01, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:35 PM

Choice Stage

Two genre-defying thriller writers talk about finding the concept that makes a novel stand out from the crowd. 

In a world where every story’s been told before, what does it take to write a thriller that’s doing something new? Blake Crouch and Rob Hart have both found an answer, putting their own spins on big science-fiction ideas to create fresh, blockbuster stories, irresistible to readers and Hollywood alike. Here they talk about what led them towards the language of science fiction to tell their stories, how to take the big idea from conception to the page, and what ‘high concept’ really means. Blake Crouch discusses his mind-bending new novel, RECURSION, about a technology that lets people not just relive their memories, but reinvent them entirely, which is being adapted for film and TV by Shonda Rhimes and Matt Reeves for Netflix. Rob Hart talks about the forthcoming THE WAREHOUSE, a near-future thriller about a mega tech-company that claims to be America’s savior, being adapted for film by Imagine Entertainment for director Ron Howard.



  • Blake Crouch


  • Rob Hart


  • Julian Pavia



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