21 Books to Get You in an Oscars State of Mind

And the Academy Award goes to...the book.


Books have served as the inspiration for popular films for years, from enlightening historical dramas to spine-chilling works of horror. A host of recent films, including box-office champions and Oscar-nominated movies (and some that fall into both categories) have been adapted from books. So whether you’re looking to catch up on your movie-watching before this year’s Academy Awards are handed out, or you’d just like to sit down with something you’ve heard great things about, here’s a look at a host of recent films with their origins in the pages of a book.

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About Tobias Carroll

Tobias Carroll

TOBIAS CARROLL is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. His writing has been published by Bookforum, Men’s Journal, Tin House, Hazlitt, and Rolling Stone. He is the author of the collection Transitory and the novel Reel. He’s on Twitter at @TobiasCarroll.

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