Fresh off winning the Pulitzer Prize, a novel from a Brooklyn writer is now set to become an HBO series. Jennifer Egan’s "A Visit From the Goon Squad," which won the Pulitzer this week, has a deal to be developed into a television series by the pay cable network, reports Deadline.com.
Egan will be a consultant on the project, which will have Groundswell’s Michael London as executive producer and Jocelyn Hays Simpson as co-executive producer, the story says.
The novel, published last summer, focuses on a group of characters involved in the punk rock scene in 1980s San Francisco and how their lives change over the next 30 years. The deal was in discussion before Egan won the Pulitzer, the story notes.