With Leo DiCaprio set to star as Gatsby, Tom Hanks and Hugh Grant joining an ensemble cast in Cloud Atlas, and Jennifer Lawrence currently playing Katniss Everdeen, it is a commonplace that a popular book often finds its way to the screen. Yet the screen also finds its way into books. Be it a witty account of a script doctor or a brilliantly conceived and set spy story, the titles from these five authors prove that Hollywood works as well in print as it does in pixels.
- The Holden Age of Hollywood by Phil Brody (Medallion)
- Mission to Paris by Alan Furst (Random)
- Ancient Highway by Bret Lott (Random)
- Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub (Riverhead: Penguin Group [USA])
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (HarperCollins)