> Skip to content

News  •  9 February 2022

 

Netflix film inspired by The Power of the Dog leads Oscar nominations

The movie based on Thomas Savage's dark poetic tale has received 12 Academy Award nominations.

We're thrilled hit Netflix film The Power of the Dog, which was inspired by Thomas Savage's dark poetic novel, has led the nominations in the 94th Academy Awards.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog has been nominated for 12 accolades, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. 

The novel is a powerfully tense tale of domestic tyranny set against the wild open spaces of the American West. It is centred around brothers Phil and George, who are joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley. 

Phil is bright, tall, angular and an eloquent storyteller while George is stocky and silent, learns slowly and devotes himself to the business. 

When George unexpectedly marries a young widow and brings her to live at the ranch, Phil begins a relentless campaign to destroy his brother's new wife. But he reckons without an unlikely protector.

From its visceral first paragraph to its devastating twist of an ending, The Power of the Dog will hold you in its grip.

 


The Power of the Dog: NOW AN OSCAR NOMINATED FILM STARRING BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH Thomas Savage

A powerfully tense tale of domestic tyranny set against the wild open spaces of the American West - another rediscovered classic from the publishers of Stoner

Buy now
Buy now

More features

See all
Article
The books behind the BAFTA award wins

Find out more about our books that are behind this year's British Academy Film Award winners.

Q&A
How author abandons classic notions of the afterlife in Here Goes Nothing

Steve Toltz shares his inspiration for the afterlife, how he freed his characters from technology, and how he envisioned a near-future world in his new novel, Here Goes Nothing.

Q&A
The questioning of faith that led author to write his debut novel

Ashley Goldberg talks favourite scenes, lived experience, and the real-life events that inspired his debut novel, Abomination.

Article
Nicole Alexander details river-trade history that inspired new book

The Last Station introduces us to a once-prosperous family facing ruin and a paddle-steamer captain clinging to a dying world.

Article
QUIZ: How well do you know The Great Gatsby?

Celebrate the anniversary of The Great Gatsby by putting your knowledge to the test with our newest quiz!

Q&A
The infuriating meeting that pushed author to write novel

Bonnie Garmus was seething when she got back to her desk after a work meeting. It was then she began writing Lessons in Chemistry.

Article
Meet the family at the centre of our must-have whodunnit

The Cunninghams don't really get along, and every one of them has killed someone. Meet the family to help you find the culprit.

Article
Our top Easter long weekend reading picks

Looking to escape into a book this Easter long weekend? Here are our recommendations to truly help you unwind.

Q&A
Author's bizarre Google search while writing new book

Benjamin Stevenson talks to us about his new must-have mystery and his friend's odd act that inspired his book.

Book clubs
The Last Station book club notes

An unputdownable Australian novel to read with your book club.

Article
Meet our fearless female heroines

These female characters are brave, stand up for their beliefs and aren't afraid to break the status quo. 

Article
Why a book is the perfect Valentine’s Day date

We share four reasons why you should find love between the pages this year.

Looking for more news?

See all news