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Author Ken Follett, who collects his honorary degree for services to literature today, says he's in talks to turn one of his trilogies into a TV series.

Earlier this year, Ken was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and he was appointed a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to Literature and Charity. 

Ken's been telling BOB fm that he's now got his heart set on transforming one of his trilogies.

"I'm interested in people who tell stories in pictures. I'm interested in movies and television drama," he said.

"And I'm really hoping that a terrific television drama will be made of my trilogy about the 20th Century.

"I think it could make a kind of TV series that people will love."

The 69-year-old is receiving the honorary degree from the University of Hertfordshire at St Albans Abbey.

Talking to us about the ceremony, he said: "I'm ever so pleased to be honoured this way.

"I've lived in Hertfordshire for 23 years so I consider myself a local author.

"It's very pleasing, it's very nice, that my fellow Hertfordshire residents want to give me this honour."

Ken's latest book A Column of Fire is ranked number one in The Sunday Times Paperback Fiction Bestseller list.

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