Thursday, November 15, 2007

Short Story Becomes HBO Feature Film

HBO presents Ken Kalfus's Pu-239
The movie adaptation of Ken Kalfus's short story, "Pu-239," which is the title story of his second Milkweed book, Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, premieres on HBO November 17 at 8 pm and will be shown for the next month. Ken Kalfus's short story collection, Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Philadelphia Inquirer Notable Book, and led to a his selection as a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Now, the book's title story has been made into an HBO movie written and directed by Scott Z. Burns and staring Paddy Considine and Radha Mitchell.