I have been reading the Legend of Drizzt series by R. A. Salvatore. I am currently half way through Stream of Silver, which is in book two of the collection. While reading this, I noticed that it almost reads like a novelization of a dungeons and dragons campaign.
If we assume that the main party, Drizzt and his group, are played by the players, then their interactions make a lot more sense. In a campaign, it's sometimes common for players to rarely actually talk to each other in character, as these characters do.
Extending that assumption, every other character is an NPC (non-player character), and it makes more sense that they actually interact more, having had their story fleshed out by a caring dungeon master.
Also, the fights the characters have gotten into are reminiscent of fights characters in a game would get into, having one fight shortly follow another.
So, to me, there's a lot of evidence of these books being heavily influenced by the game.
Has R. A. Salvatore ever come out as stating that he based the book/s on any dungeons and dragon campaigns, either one's he has played in or otherwise?