Writer book adaptationsby di_1904 | created - 28 Nov 2018 | updated - 28 Nov 2018 | Public
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 ...
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 | Empire of the Sun
J.G. Ballard was born on November 15, 1930 in Shanghai, China as James Graham Ballard. He was a writer and actor, known for Empire of the Sun (1987), High-Rise (2015) and Crash (1996). 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), The Fountainhead and We the Living (1942). She was married to Frank O'Connor. She died on March 6, 1982 in New York City, New York, ...
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 ...
Writer | Cartas da Guerra
António Lobo Antunes was born on September 1, 1942 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a writer, known for Letters from War (2016), A Morte de Carlos Gardel (2011) and Adeus Até ao Meu Regresso: Soldados do Império (2007). He has been married to Cristina Ferreira Almeida since May 19, 2010. He...
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
Writer | The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood was born on November 18, 1939 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as Margaret Eleanor Atwood. She is a writer and producer, known for The Handmaid's Tale (2017), Alias Grace (2017) and MaddAddam. She was previously married to Graeme Gibson and Jim Polk.
15. Philip Roth
Writer | The Plot Against America
Philip Roth was born on March 18, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Philip Milton Roth. He was a writer and producer, known for The Plot Against America (2020), The Human Stain (2003) and Indignation (2016). He was married to Claire Bloom and Margaret Elna (Martinson) Williams. He died on May 22, ...
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 | Lal aghnihat el moutakasra
Khalil Gibran (Full name : Gibran Khalil Gibran) is a Lebanese poet, painter, writer, philosopher and theologian, born in Bsharri, Lebanon on January 6th, 1883. He left Lebanon with his mother on June 25th, 1895. He enjoyed a successful writing career until his death on April 10th, 1931. Gibran was...
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 ...
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 | Kiganjô no bôken
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 is known for his work on 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 | Lionizing Murderers
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, ...