South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: 2000s

Brick Lane

In 2007, Brick Lane was adapted into a successful film starring Tannishtha Chatterjee as Nazneen Ahmed

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Brick Lane

Brick Lane is a 2003 debut novel by Monica Ali. Set in Brick Lane, London, this is a novel which explores fate on an intimate and yet epic scale and examines the ways in which we as humans are agents in our own lives.

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Monica Ali

Monica Ali is a British- Bangladeshi novelist. She was named by Granta as one of the twenty best young novelists.

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The Life of Pi on Film

In 2012 Ang Lee directed a theatrical drama film version of The Life of Pi which was praised for its visual exploration of the novel’s inherent spirituality and the epic journey it portrayed.    

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Yann Martel

Yann Martel is a Canadian author. He was first published in The Malahat Review. He was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts who awarded him a number of grants to facilitate his writing. Martel has published four novels to date including the hugely influential The Life of Pi which was published in 2001 […]

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The Life of Pi

The Life of Pi is a 2001 novel by Yann Martel. It tells the story of a sixteen year boy named Pi, a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra and a Bengal tiger named ‘Richard Parker’.

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Written as the fourth novel in the Millennium series by David Lagercrantz and published in 2015, The Girl in the Spider’s Web has been praised for evoking the voice and spirit of Stieg Larsson.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2004 thriller novel by Stieg Larsson.

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Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson was a Swedish author and journalist. He began his writing career as a journalist and founded Expo, a magazine dedicated to anti-fascism.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

In 2011, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was re-adapted for cinema. The adaptation starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig met with critical acclaim.

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