Feb 2021: Adaptation with Niven Govinden

Por Literary Friction

Por Literary Friction

Building on our 2017 show with Dana Spiotta about books about film, we wanted to explore what happens when books actually turn into films through adaptation. Niven Govinden came on the show to talk about his luminous sixth novel, Diary of a Film, which traces the experience of an auteur director over the course of three days at an Italian film festival. Listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/literary-friction-adaptation-with-niven-govinden/id1000387053?i=1000510581703 or on all major podcast platforms. 

Diary of a Film

Niven Govinden

14,99 € 13,94 €

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Nikolai Leskov y Robert; Donald Chandler; Rayfield

14,99 € 13,94 €

Octavia's recommendation on the theme of film adaptations. The film Lady Macbeth, directed by William Oldroyd, was an adaptation of this novella.

Stories of Your Life and Others

Ted Chiang

9,99 € 9,29 €

Carrie's recommendation on the theme of film adaptations. The film Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, was based on the short story Story of Your Life from this collection.

The Days of Abandonment

Elena Ferrante

10,99 €

Octavia's general recommendation for this month - a wild, vicious, intimate book.

Romance in Marseille

Claude McKay

12,99 € 12,08 €

Niven's recommendation, a book that celebrates black pleasure and freedom under oppression.

Having and Being Had

Eula Biss

15,99 € 14,87 €

Carrie's general recommendation for this month - a candid, analytical exploration of money, class and capitalism.