Many books have been adapted into films and some have become Oscar winners or have received an award nomination. During February Wrexham Library is highlighting a selection of these books as we look forward to the 85th Academy Awards on 24th February.
Two classic books that have become classic films and won Academy Awards are Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind, winner of Best Picture in 1940, and E M Forster’s A Passage to India, nominated in eleven categories in 1985 and winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Music, Original Score.
Battling it out in this year’s category for Best Picture is Yan Martel’s Life of Pi and Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.
Non-fiction books that have become award winning films include T E Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the inspiration for Lawrence of Arabia that won seven Oscars in 1963. More recently The King’s Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi won Best Picture in 2011. All of these and many other books that have become successful films are available from Wrexham Library.