Listen To The Books Behind This Year's Film Awards
Spend some quality time with the stories that inspired (or were inspired by) this year's winners and nominees. By Erin McReynoldsFeb 8, 2017 1:07 PM
The Arrival is a brilliant undertaking — but when you hear Ted Chiang’s “Story of your Life,” you more fully appreciate the depth of thought and feeling behind it. The film Lion becomes even more moving when you consider that this is not a made-up story, but the real life of Saroo Brierley, who, at the age of 5, got lost on a train in India and didn’t find his way home until he was an adult; a tale told in his internationally best-selling memoir A Long Way Home. The noirish psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals is based on Austin Wright’s 1993 novel Tony & Susan, which director Tom Ford said he read in one day and couldn’t stop thinking about.
And now, without further ado, here are the books that can give you a deeper appreciation for this year’s nominated films…