HBO to Make ‘Goon Squad’ Show

HBO plans to turn Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer-prize winning book A Visit From the Goon Squad into a television series.

Ms. Egan joins Neil Gaiman, Michael Chabon, Sloane Crosley and Malcolm Gladwell as an author with a series in the works, but since the book is essentially comprised of interlocking short stories, it’s a somewhat unconventional choice for the network.

Here’s the Deadline post that broke the news, and offered the requisite reference to the PowerPoint chapter, and here’s a 2008 Felix Gillette piece about HBO’s eclectic deals. HBO to Make ‘Goon Squad’ Show