South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future
The Handmaid’s Tale is a 1985 dystopian speculative novel by Margaret Atwood.
Margaret Atwood is a Canadian writer. She has written more than 40 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.
Guards! Guards! is a 1989 novel by Sir Terry Pratchett and is the 8th novel in the Discworld series.
Sir Terry Pratchett was an English writer famed for creating a whole new society and world order with his Discworld novels a series which enjoys unprecedented success and is some 41 books in total.
In 1985, following the success of the novel, ITV adapted The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole for television.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole is a 1982 novel by Sue Townsend.
Sue Townsend was an English novelist, dramatist and journalist. She is perhaps best known for creating the character of Adrian Mole who featured in 8 of her novels.
In 1993 The Remains of the Day was adapted into a film starring Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins. The adaptation received much praise and has become an enduring classic.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels are popular books for adaptation, in 2010 Never Let Me Go was adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Carey Mulligan, Kiera Knightley and Andrew Garfield.
Kazuo Ishiguro is a British novelist, short story and screenplay writer.