From hilarious, heartwarming series to gripping documentaries and major motion pictures, these speakers’ books have been the inspirations for some of the most talked-about adaptations. Reach out to us to find out more and create a truly memorable event beyond the book.
Percival Everett‘s Erasure, a wildly entertaining satire about race, media, and our hunger for so-called authenticity, is now the major motion picture American Fiction, starring Jeffrey Wright and Issa Rae.
Ottessa Moshfegh’s gripping psychological thriller Eileen is a new feature film, starring Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie, with the screenplay by Moshfegh and Luke Goebel.
Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling collection Tiny Beautiful Things has been adapted into a hit Hulu series, starring Kathryn Hahn as a woman who reluctantly becomes an anonymous and revered advice columnist, Dear Sugar, even as her own life is falling apart.
Emily St. John Mandel’s massively popular novel Station Eleven, set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse after a devastating flu pandemic, has been adapted into a hit miniseries on HBO Max.
Ibram X. Kendi‘s Stamped from the Beginning has been adapted into a Netflix documentary directed by Oscar winner Roger Ross Williams, which explores the history and impact of racist ideas in America.
Richard Russo‘s black comedy Straight Man has been adapted into an AMC original series Lucky Hank, starring Bob Odenkirk, about an English department chairman in the midst of a major midlife crisis.