Based on the Book Past Readings

2023

  • Don DeLillo, White Noise, 2022 film

2022

  • Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness; 2001 film Apocalypse Now Redoux
  • Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate; 1993 film
  • Robert Stone, The Dog Soldiers; 1978 film Who’ll Stop The Rain
  • Elizabeth von Arnim, The Enchanted April; 1991 film
  • Seamus Heaney, translator, Beowulf; 2007 film
  • Jessica Bruder, Nomadland: Surviving America in the 21st Century; 2020 film Nomadland
  • Walter Mosley, Devil in a Blue Dress; 1995 film
  • James Ellroy, L.A.Confidential; 1997 film
  • Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange; 1971 film
  • Joseph Conrad, Nostromo; 1997 film
  • James Joyce, The Dead; 1987 film
  • John Le Carré, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; 2011 film

2021

  • Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina; 2012 film
  • Stanisław Lem, Solaris; 1972 film
  • Shakespeare, Macbeth; 1957 film Throne of Blood
  • Henry James, The Bostonians; 1984 film
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby; 2013 film
  • Nikos Kazancakis, Zorba the Greek; 1964 film
  • William Kennedy, Ironweed; 1987 film
  • Muriel Spark, The Driver’s Seat; 1974 film
  • Rudyard Kipling, The Man Who Would Be King; 1975 film
  • Ernest Hemingway, To Have and Have Not; 1944 film
  • Dashiel Hammett, The Thin Man; 1934 film
  • Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption; 1994 film

2020

  • Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard and the 1963 film
  • Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon and the 1941 film
  • Ian McEwan, Atonement and the 2007 film
  • Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the 1961 film 
  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Remains of the Day and the 1993 film 
  • Michael Ondantje, The English Patient and the 1996 film 
  • Louisa May Alcott, Little Women and the 2019 film
  • Daniel Woodrell, Winter’s Bone and the 2010 film
  • Patrick O’Brian, Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World and the 2003 film
  • P.D. James, The Children of Men and the 2006 film
  • Ernest Hemingway, For Whom The Bell Tolls and the 1988 film
  • E.M. Forster, A Room with a View and the 1985 film

2019

  • James A. Michener, Tales of the South Pacific and the 1958 film
  • Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier and the 1981 film
  • Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky and the 1990 film
  • John Irving, The World According to Garp and the 1982 film
  • Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye and the 1973 film
  • Ann Patchet, Bel Canto and the 2018 film
  • Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights and the 2011 film
  • James Dickey, Deliverance and the 1972 film
  • Honoré de Balzac, Cousin Bette and the 1998 film
  • Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy and the 1951 film A Place in the Sun
  • Edith Wharton, Age of Innocence and the 1993 film
  • Michael Chabon, Wonder Boys and the 2000 film

2018

  • Jane Austen, Emma (1815) and the 1995 movie Clueless with Alicia Silverstone
  • Pierre Boulle, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1952) and the 1957 movie with Alec Guinness
  • Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It (1976) and the 1992 movie with Brad Pitt 
  • Mario Puzo, The Godfather (1969) and the 1972 movie with Marlon Brando
  • Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago (1957) and the 1965 movie with Omar Sharif
  • Philip Roth, Goodbye, Columbus (1959) and the 1969 movie with Richard Benjamin
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1850) and the 2010 movie Easy A with Emma Stone
  • Vikas Swarup, Slumdog Millionaire (2005) and the 2008 movie with Dev Patel
  • John le Carré, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963) and the 1965 movie with Richard Burton

2017

  • Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon and the movie with Humphrey Bogart and directed by John Huston
  • Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist (1985) and the 1988 movie with William Hurt
  • Mark Helprin, Winter’s Tale (1983) and the 2014 movie with Colin Farrell​