Golden Globe nominees owe debt to books


have a heavy literary bent this year, with a large number of adaptations featured in the key categories. Just consider the two "best picture" categories, which draw from novels and non-fiction books that have topped the best-seller lists -- or, in some cases, were sleepers that will draw many more readers now. (I, for one, can't wait to read more about the historic background behind "Lincoln.") Here's a quick summary of some leading adaptations (and one movie tie-in):

In the "Picture,


" and "Picture, Musical or Comedy" categories:

-- ‘'Lincoln,’’ drawn from "

by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

-- ‘'Life of Pi,’’ the

about spirituality.

-- ‘‘Argo,’’ drawn from Joshuah Bearman's article, "Escape from tehran." It also generated a tie-in,

Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio.

-- ‘'

Les Miserables

," drawn from

of revolution in Paris.

-- ‘‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’’ from Deborah Moggach's novel of the same name.

-- ‘'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,’’ from Paul Torday's novel.

-- ‘'Silver Linings Playbook.’’ from Matthew Quick's debut novel.