Highlighting HBO series and films inspired by books, HBO and The New York Public Library have come together to celebrate storytelling and the spirit of summer reading with #ReadingIsLit.

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Showrunner’s Shelf

Damon Lindelof Loves a Great, Sad Ending

The creator of The Leftovers shares the titles that have inspired his work.

Mark Duplass on the Books That Made Him Laugh and Cry

The prolific series creator and filmmaker discusses the books that matter most to him, and the process of becoming an author himself.

Ramin Bahrani Created ‘Water in a Digital Desert’ With Books

The Fahrenheit 451 director discusses modernizing Ray Bradbury's book, and his own list of favorite titles.

Westworld’s Jonah Nolan, Lisa Joy and the Writers Who Inspire Them

Harari, Blake and Vonnegut are just a few of the names on their must-read list.

From the Page to the Screen: Game of Thrones

See a scene from GoT alongside text from George R.R. Martin's book.

From the Page to the Screen: Big Little Lies

Watch a scene from the series with text from Liane Moriarty's novel.

From the Page to the Screen: Fahrenheit 415

See a pivotal moment from the film with words from the book's author Ray Bradbury.

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