Based on the Book Past Readings

2024

    • Brian Garfield, Hopscotch, 1980 film
    • Bram Stoker, Dracula, 1931 film

2023

 

    • Don DeLillo, White Noise, 2022 film

    • L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1939 film

    • Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea, 1993 film

    • Richard Ford, Wildlife, 2018 film

    • Thomas Savage, Power of the Dog, 2021 film

    • Edith Wharton, House of Mirth, 2000 film

    • Charles Portis, True Grit, 2010 film

    • Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, 1946 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​