Good Morning, Midnight

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Good Morning, Midnight
Author Lily Brooks-Dalton
Publisher Random House

Good Morning, Midnight is the debut novel of Lily Brooks-Dalton.[1] It was published in 2016, by Random House.[2]

In an interview with the Chicago Review of Books Brooks-Dalton explained that one of her inspirations was exploring the differences between how males and females felt guilt over the abandonment of their children.[3]

Actor-director George Clooney acquired the movie rights to the novel in June, 2019.[4] Clooney did direct and act in an adaptation, entitled The Midnight Sky. According to website The Dream Cage the novel met with critical acclaim.[5] Mark L. Smith, screenwriter for The Revenant, wrote the screenplay.[6]


  1. Eilis O'Hanlon. New Fiction: Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton, The Irish Independent, 2016-08-15. Retrieved on 2021-01-04. “Good Morning, Midnight is strong on mood, whether it's the bleak, snowy outreaches of the Arctic or the surreal, sterile atmosphere on board the spaceship.”
  2. Nancy Hightower. ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ and other best new science fiction and fantasy, Washington Post, 2016-08-16. (in en-US)
  3. Sara Cutaia. ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ Imagines the World Gone Dark, Chicago Review of Books, 2016-08-17. Retrieved on 2021-01-04. “The expectations of what women should value and what they are responsible for have permeated our culture for so long that it makes me wonder: if we all woke up in a totally different society tomorrow, would these gender disparities still exist? And how long would it take for those stigmas to fade? A decade? A generation?”
  4. Justin Kroll. George Clooney to Direct, Star in ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ Adaptation for Netflix, Variety magazine, 2019-06-24. Retrieved on 2021-01-04.
  5. FILM - GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT. The Dream Cage. Retrieved on 2021-01-04. “Brooks-Dalton’s novel was met with critical acclaim and was named one of the best books of the year by Shelf Awareness and the Chicago Review of Books. The film will begin production in October.”
  6. N'Duka, Amanda. George Clooney To Direct & Star In Film Adaptation Of ‘Good Morning, Midnight’ Novel For Netflix, Deadline Hollywood, 2019-06-24. “The streamer said Monday that two-time Oscar winner George Clooney is attached to direct and star in a feature based on Lily Brooks-Dalton’s 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight, which was adapted for screen by The Revenant scribe Mark L. Smith.”