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HBO to adapt William Faulkner's works

books Updated: Dec 01, 2011 10:22 IST
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Now, get set to see your favorite William Faulkner book come alive on TV!

HBO has inked a deal with director David Milch's production company and writer William Faulkner's literary estate to create films and television series based on any of the Nobel Prize-winning author 's 19 novels and 125 short stories.

"We are especially pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with one of the industry's most talented contemporary writers," says Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, "and we know that whatever David brings to the HBO table will be exciting and innovative", reports

While Luck's Milch will be the executive writer, Olivia Milch will serve as the coordinating producer on the projects.

"I'm delighted to expand my longstanding relationship with HBO to encompass the adaptation of some of the most important literary works by any American writer into television films and series," Milch said. "As we embark on this ambitious project, our first commitment is to serve the material, and we look forward to identifying and collaborating with the best screenwriters and filmmakers to help each of the pieces find its ideal form onscreen", reports

The American author is most famous for works like As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury.