Reading Between the Oscars

February 24th, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire swept the Academy Awards, including the award for best picture. As compelling as audiences have found the film, did you know that its genesis was the novel Q & A by Vikas Swarup? In fact, many of the films represented by winning cast and crews have their roots in text—the following (below) to be found in campus library collections.

Use the MadCat catalog or speak with your favorite librarian to confirm availability. Should one these titles be checked-out to other library users, do consider a UW-System search or visit one of our area public libraries. Again, campus librarians are happy to help you find available copies.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button (short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Title: Before Gatsby: the first twenty-six stories / F. Scott Fitzgerald; edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli with the assistance of Judith S. Baughman.
Location: College Library Main Book Collection, 3rd Fl. West, Rm 3191
Call Number: PS3511 I9 A6 2001

Location: Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving
Call Number: PS3511 I9 A6 2001

Author: Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940.
Title: Novels and stories, 1920-1922 / F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Location: Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving
Call Number: PS3511 I9 A6 2000

Doubt (play by John Patrick Shanley)

Author: Shanley, John Patrick.
Title: Doubt: a parable / John Patrick Shanley.
Location: College Library Main Book Collection, 3rd Fl. West, Rm 3191
c.1 Temporarily Shelved at College Library Reserve Collection, 1st Fl. Center
Call Number: PS3569 H3337 D68 2005

Location: Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving
Call Number: PS3569 H3337 D68 2005

The Reader (novel by Bernhard Schlink)

Author: Schlink, Bernhard.
Title: The reader / Bernhard Schlink; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.
Location: Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving
Call Number: PT2680 L54 V6713 1997

Location: College Library Open Book Fiction, 1st Floor, Room 1250
Call Number: PT2680 L54 V6713 1998

Slumdog Millionaire (based upon the novel Q & A by Vikas Swarup)

Author: Swarup, Vikas.
Title: Q & A: a novel / Vikas Swarup.
Location: Memorial Library Stacks Regular Size Shelving
Call Number: PR9499.4 S93 Q13 2005