Writer book adaptations

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1. Chuck Palahniuk

Writer | Fight Club

Chuck is a low key writer who never stops writing and taking down notes to file away for future writing. Very funny, very creative and very thought provoking. His books often make you look at yourself in ways that you would never have before. Same goes for the world, he will make you notice things ...

2. Virginie Despentes

Writer | Baise-moi

Virginie Despentes was born on June 13, 1969 in Nancy, France. She is a writer and director, known for Rape Me (2000), Bye Bye Blondie (2012) and Mutantes (2009).

3. Irvine Welsh

Writer | Trainspotting

Welsh's books have made him a cult figure within the writing world since the 1990s. Several of his books have become best sellers and all have a mixture of comedy, drama and hard-hitting issues...the best-known being Trainspotting (1996) which was made into a box-office smash worldwide at the ...

4. J.G. Ballard

Writer | High-Rise

J.G. Ballard was born on November 15, 1930 in Shanghai, China as James Graham Ballard. He was a writer and actor, known for High-Rise (2015), Crash (1996) and Empire of the Sun (1987). He was married to Helen Mary Matthews. He died on April 19, 2009 in London, England.

5. Paul Auster

Writer | Smoke

Paul Auster was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 3rd 1947. His father was a landlord, who owned buildings with his brothers in Jersey City. The family was middle-class and the parents' marriage was not a happy one. Auster grew up in the Newark suburbs of South Orange and Maplewood. He read ...

6. Ayn Rand

Writer | Love Letters

Ayn Rand was born on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum. She was a writer and actress, known for Love Letters (1945), We the Living (1942) and The Fountainhead. She was married to Frank O'Connor. She died on March 6, 1982 in New York City, New York, ...

7. Kanae Minato

Writer | Kokuhaku

Kanae Minato is a writer, known for Confessions (2010), The Snow White Murder Case (2014) and Bôkyô (2017).

8. José Saramago

Writer | Blindness

José Saramago was born on November 16, 1922 in Azinhaga, Golega, Portugal as José de Sousa Saramago. He was a writer and actor, known for Blindness (2008), Enemy (2013) and O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo. He was married to Pilar del Río and Ilda Reis. He died on June 18, 2010 in Lanzarote, Las ...

9. António Lobo Antunes

Writer | A Morte de Carlos Gardel

António Lobo Antunes was born on September 1, 1942 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a writer, known for A Morte de Carlos Gardel (2011), Letters from War (2016) and Adeus Até ao Meu Regresso: Soldados do Império (2007). He has been married to Cristina Ferreira Almeida since May 19, 2010. He...

10. Michel Houellebecq

Writer | La possibilité d'une île

Michel Houellebecq was born on February 26, 1956 in La Réunion, France as Michel Thomas. He is a writer and actor, known for Possibility of an Island (2008), Déséquilibres (1982) and Atomised (2006).

11. Nick Cave

Soundtrack | The Proposition

Nick Cave is a man of many talents. Musician. Songwriter. Screenwriter. Novelist. Actor. The Australian was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1957, and would go onto form the alternative rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, who have since successfully released a string of hit albums.

In film, Nick ...

12. Ryû Murakami

Writer | Topâzu

Born in Sasebo where U.S. Navy's harbour is located. Raised there till his high school days. After graduation, he came up to Tokyo and lived in Fussa, near the base of U.S. Army. He wrote the novel, "Kagirinaku Tomei ni chikai Blue", from a decadent life there. It won the Akutagawa Prize, the most ...

13. Haruki Murakami

Writer | Beoning

Haruki Murakami graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1975. Widely considered one of Japan's most important 20th-century novelists. His often solitary, withdrawn, and world-weary protagonists are generally stripped of Japanese tradition. Frequently called postmodern, his fiction, which often ...

14. Margaret Atwood

Producer | The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood was born on November 18, 1939 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as Margaret Eleanor Atwood. She is a producer and writer, known for The Handmaid's Tale (2017), Alias Grace (2017) and Screen Two (1985). She was previously married to James Polk.

15. Philip Roth

Writer | The Human Stain

Philip Roth was born on March 18, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Philip Milton Roth. He was a writer and actor, known for The Human Stain (2003), Indignation (2016) and Elegy (2008). He was married to Claire Bloom and Margaret Martinson. He died on May 22, 2018 in Manhattan, New York City, New ...

16. Hubert Selby Jr.

Writer | Requiem for a Dream

American writer. He was born and brought up in New York City, the son of Hubert and Adalin Selby. His father was a merchant seaman and former coal-miner from Kentucky who had settled in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn. Hubert Sr. returned to the merchant marine after the outbreak of World War Two...

18. Kahlil Gibran

Writer | The Prophet

Khalil Gibran (Full Arabic name : Gibran Khalil Gibran) is a Lebanese poet, painter, writer, philosopher, theologian and visual artist, born in Bsharri, Lebanon. He left Lebanon with his mother on June 25, 1895. Where he died after a successful writing career. Gibran was honored in Lebanon, among ...

19. Sapphire

Actress | Precious

Sapphire was born on August 4, 1950 in Fort Ord, California, USA as Ramona Lofton. She is an actress and writer, known for Precious (2009), Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2013) and Charlie Rose (1991).

20. F.X. Toole

Writer | Million Dollar Baby

Jerry Boyd was the son of Irish immigrants. He worked odd jobs, including shoeshine boy, bartender, cement truck driver and vat cleaner. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's book "Death in the Afternoon", he moved to Mexico City and studied bullfighting. After his brief matador career, Boyd returned to ...

21. Stephen King

Writer | Maximum Overdrive

Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock", but used the last name ...

22. Laura Albert

Producer | Elephant

Laura Albert was born in 1965 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Laura Victoria Albert. She is a writer and producer, known for Elephant (2003), Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) and Radiance (2014).

23. Bret Easton Ellis

Writer | American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis was born on March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and director, known for American Psycho (2000), Less Than Zero (1987) and The Canyons (2013).

24. Mario Puzo

Writer | The Godfather

Mario Puzo was born October 15, 1920, in "Hell's Kitchen" on Manhattan's (NY) West Side and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-known novel, "The Godfather," was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels...

25. Kazuo Ishiguro

Writer | The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro was born on November 8, 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan. He is a writer and producer, known for The Remains of the Day (1993), Never Let Me Go (2010) and The Saddest Music in the World (2003). He has been married to Lorna Anne MacDougall since 1986. They have one child.

26. Osamu Dazai

Writer | Yottsu no kekkon

Dazai was born of a rich and mighty family in North Japan in 1909. In 1930, he went to Tokyo to study French literature, but he spent most of his time writing. It was not until his third attempt at suicide in 1935 that his stories were published. His final, and this time, successful, attempt at ...

27. Hermann Hesse

Soundtrack | The Hours

Hermann Hesse was born on July 2, 1877 in Calw, Germany. He was a writer, known for The Hours (2002), Siddhartha (1972) and Steppenwolf (1974). He was married to Ninon Ausländer, Ruth Wenger and Maria Bernoulli. He died on August 9, 1962 in Montagnola, Switzerland.

28. Mark Twain

Writer | Day of the Stranger

Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri in 1835, grew up in Hannibal. He was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. Throughout his career, Twain served as a writer, lecturer, reporter, editor, printer, and prospector. Twain took his pen name from an alert cry used on his...

29. Thomas Harris

Writer | The Silence of the Lambs

Thomas Harris was born in 1940 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He was raised in the town of Rich where his father worked as a farmer. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from Baylor University in Texas in 1964. While attending school, he also worked for the local newspaper.

After graduating, ...

30. Paulo Coelho

Writer | The Experimental Witch

Paulo Coelho was born on August 24, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a writer, known for The Experimental Witch (2009), Amante Latino (1979) and Veronika Decides to Die (2009). He is married to Christina Oiticica.



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