IS BASED ON…
Story of Your Life – Ted Chiang
Story of Your Life is a short story first published in a science fiction anthology book called Starlight 2 published by Tor books in 1998. In 2002, Chiang included it in Stories of Your Life and Others. The story won a couple of awards including the 2000 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1999 Theodore Sturgeon Award.
Its film adaptation received even more acclaim and was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay for the film’s screenwriter, Eric Heisserer as well as awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
Arrival only won one Academy Award however, the award for Best Sound Editing.