A Man Called Ove

Lise and Kevin cover the Swedish novel A Man Called Ove, published in 2012 by Fredrik Backman (translated into English in 2013), and made into a film in 2016 written and directed by Hannes Holm.

And here’s a correction and link: Lise talks about a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri. The actual title of the story is “The Third and Final Continent,” and it’s available in her short story collection Interpreter of Maladies.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Lise and special guest Kolleen Carney Hoepfner talk about We Need to Talk About Kevin, written by Lionel Shriver and published in 2003, and made into the 2011 movie directed by Lynne Ramsay and written for the screen by Lynne Ramsay, Lionel Shriver and Rory Kinnear. 

And, for context on why Lise hated on Lionel Shriver, a piece in the Irish Times from this year.

The Virgin Suicides

Lise, Kevin, and special guest Kolleen Hoepfner take on Jeffrey Eugenides’s 1993 debut novel The Virgin Suicides, made into a movie written and directed by Sofia Coppola in 2000.

For more about why Lise is so dead-set against Jeffrey Eugenides, here is an article from 2011 anticipating some writerly furor, and here is one from 2012 that recaps that furor.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Lise and Kevin take on Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, written by Jonathan Safran Foer and published in April 2005. Made into a movie directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Eric Roth, released December 2011.

Here are those other works Kevin mentioned at the end for those of you who like the subject of this film and might be looking for more stuff like it:

“The Falling Man,” a September 19, 2016 article from Esquire by Tom Junod. 

United 93, a 2006 film written and directed by Paul Greengrass. 

The Last Samurai, a 2000 novel by Helen DeWitt. 

Falling Man, a 2007 novel by Don DeLillo.

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