Film, Video Great Books to Great Movies: 2014 National Book Festival

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Title
Great Books to Great Movies: 2014 National Book Festival
Summary
Why are we drawn to movies based on the books we love? Is seeing believing or is reading enough? In this dynamic multimedia presentation and panel discussion at the 2014 National Book Festival, four great American novelists discuss and present film clips from movies that were based on their books.
Event Date
August 30, 2014
Notes
-  Ann Hornaday is film critic for The Washington Post.
-  E.L. Doctorow is the author of acclaimed novels such as "Ragtime," "Billy Bathgate," "The Book of Daniel" and "City of God." Among his many honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction and the National Humanities Medal.
-  Alice McDermott won the National Book Award for her 1998 novel, "Charming Billy." McDermott is the Johns Hopkins Richard A. Mackery Professor of the Humanities. Her 2006 novel, "After This," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
-  Paul Auster achieved critical acclaim with his first work, a memoir, "The Invention of Solitude." He followed that up with the equally praised "The New York Trilogy," a series of detective stories published in one volume.
-  Lisa See's first book, 1995's "On Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family," was a national best-seller and a New York Times Notable Book.
Related Resources
National Book Festival website: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/
Running Time
1 hours, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text

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