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How "Made For Love" Went From Novel To HBO

Courtesy of New York Public Library

The novel “Made for Love” is now a television series on HBO. It tells the story of Hazel Greene a woman trying to leave her husband who is an eccentric, high-tech billionaire who, without her knowledge or consent, has had a chip implanted in her brain which allows him access to all of her senses and thoughts.

"Made For Love," on TV and in novel form is dark, smart, scary and funny. The book was written by Alissa Nutting, an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College. She and her husband, author Dean Bakopoulos, have collaborated on the television series.

In this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Nutting and Bakopolous about adapting the novel for TV.


  • Alissa Nutting, author of "Made For Love," assistant professor of English at Grinnell College
  • Dean Bakopoulos, co-writer of "Made For Love" for HBO, assistant professor of English at Grinnell College
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River