Sep 7, 2016
The books that inspired this year's TIFF lineup
As the countdown to the Toronto International Film Festival begins, we’re sharing some of the unique and important stories that inspired this year’s lineup. Is the book always better? You be the judge.
The Snowden Files by Luke Harding
This is the story of whistle-blower Edward Snowden who made headlines in 2013 after exposing classified files from America’s National Security Agency that detailed enormous privacy breaches and surveillance. If you love conspiracies, this book is for you.
Nocturnal Animals by Austin Wright
Previously named Tony and Susan, this book follows Susan Morrow, a suburban wife who is forced to face her past after she receives a manuscript of her first husband’s unpublished novel. She gets caught up in her ex’s thriller and her orderly life takes a violent turn.
American Pastoral by Phillip Roth
Swede Levov is living the American dream: he is a former high-school athlete who married a former beauty queen. But in 1968, the effects of the social and political disorder in America begin to ruin his perfect family life.