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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Television Adaptation of THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton

The BBC announced the other day that it will be making a six-part television series of The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, who was born in Canada but raised in New Zealand: Catton will be writing the BBC adaptation, which will be six one-hour episodes.

The novel won the 2013 Man Booker Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction.  I posted my review of it last year:  It’s a big book (832 pages) but filming will not begin until next year so you have plenty of time to read it.  I’m a firm believer in reading a book before seeing its film adaptation. 

And if you are in the mood to watch other film adaptations, CBC Books has an interesting list of ten Canadian book-to-movie adaptations: