Congratulations to Tom Perrotta on his HBO pilot!

Tom Perrotta‘s collaboration with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof on an adaptation of his 2011 novel The Leftovers has received a pilot order from HBO! The novel explores the lives of people left behind by the Rapture, and was a New York Times notable book in 2011, as well as Best Book of 2011 according to O the Oprah MagazineKirkus Reviews, Amazon.com, GQ, NPR (“Fresh Air”),The Washington PostThe Seattle TimesThe San Francisco ChronicleThe Miami Herald, and The Book Page.

Tom Perrotta has previously taken part in our reading series at KGB bar in Manhattan; next Tuesday’s reading features authors Karen Russell, Stuart Nadler, and Dina Nayeri.