"Channeling of the Novel"
"One day last April, Jennifer Egan found out that her fourth novel, “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” had won the Pulitzer Prize. A couple of days later, she got more good news — HBO wanted to turn the book into a television series.
Novelists have long lusted after movie adaptations. “It’s extra income,” says Egan, who’s seen one of her previous books become a movie and another get stuck in development. Recently, however, authors have found themselves pursued less by Hollywood than by HBO."