Charles Yu, Lauren Beukes and Cherie Priest on the Challenges and Thrills of Filming Their Books

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It's been an exciting time for anybody who wants to see Hollywood adapting some more adventurous source material. Acclaimed books by Charles Yu, Lauren Beukes and Cherie Priest have all gotten movie deals recently. Jeff VanderMeer has a great roundup of how all three authors have responded to the news — including which parts of their books they're most excited to see on the big screen, and which parts could be the most challenging to film. [Omnivoracious]

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If I were ever a successful author (I won't be) my approach to having a movie made of my book would be to get the fattest movie check I could and then distance myself from the movie as much as possible.

h/t to Alan Moore.