Stephen Chbosky wrote The Perks of Being a Wallflower and also directed the movie adaptation.
Has this been done before?
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The Homesteader was a book by Oscar Micheaux and made into a film in 1919.
Elia Kazan turned his autobiographical book, America America (published 1961), into a film (released 1963).
In 1964, Elia Kazan was nominated for three Academy Awards for his adaptation of “America, America,” a film which he wrote and directed based upon his own book. Sure, he’d already had a few Oscars on the shelf for “Gentleman’s Agreement” and “On the Waterfront,” but having a few nods for his own original (loosely biographical) story was probably a special honor for Kazan.
Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun (novel: 1938, film: 1971). Elia Kazan also directed the movie version (1969) of his novel The Arrangement (1967).