Chad Harbach’s Art of Fielding Optioned; New York One Big Content Farm, Basically


Chad Harbach, n+1 editor, novelist and now “consulting producer” has been snapped up in HBO’s general raid on everyone in New York City who has written a book. Variety reports that Scott Rudin will executive produce Mr. Harbach’s novel, The Art of Fielding, for HBO. The novel about a college baseball team in Wisconsin comes out in September.

Blogger Sarah Weinman has a list of HBO-optioned books up that is littered with New York-based writers: Lipsyte, Egan, Shteyngart and surely there are more. We hope they all follow in the footsteps of George R.R. Martin and sell millions of books.