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Matthew Quick          

Bestselling Author Known For "The Silver Linings Playbook"

Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Silver Linings Playbook," which was made into an Oscar-winning film, "The Good Luck of Right Now," "The Reason You're Alive" and four young adult novels: "Sorta Like A Rockstar," "Boy21," "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock" and "Every Exquisite Thing."

His work has been translated into thirty languages, received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a #1 bestseller in Brazil, and selected by Nancy Pearl as one of Summer’s Best Books for NPR. LOVE MAY FAIL will be published in 2015. All of his books have been optioned for film.

Matthew spent the first few years of his life in Philadelphia before being raised just across the Delaware River in Oaklyn, New Jersey. He graduated from Collingswood High School (class of 1992) and La Salle University (class of 1996), where he double-majored in English and secondary education. He taught high school literature and film in southern New Jersey for several years, during which he coached soccer and basketball, chaperoned trips to Peru and Ecuador, initiated a pen-pal exchange with students in Namibia, and counseled troubled teens.

In 2004 Matthew made the difficult decision to leave teaching and pursue his dream of becoming a fiction writer. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College in 2007 and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from La Salle University in 2013. He lives with his wife, novelist/pianist Alicia Bessette, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


Netflix Musical Comedy 'Sorta Like a Rock Star' Starts to Take Shape
Matthew Quick has reached a deal to adapt his young adult novel Sorta Like A Rockstar for Netflix as a feature film directed by Bryce Dallas Howard.
Matthew Quick's Silver Linings followup lands at DreamWorks
The former Haddonfield High teacher and South Jersey resident sells film rights for his upcoming novel to DreamWorks.
Q&A with 'Silver Linings Playbook' author Matthew Quick | Inside ...
The Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick has had quite a turnaround from just a few short years ago, when he was writing The Silver Linings Playbook  ...
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If only Hollywood could get novelist Matthew Quick to write faster. Everything the Massachusetts-based writer pens seems to be scooped up by the studios as ...
Sony Picks up “Silver Lining”'s author Matthew Quick's “Love Me, Fail”
Sony Picks Up 'Silver Linings' Author Matthew Quick's 'Love May Fail' ... Sony Pictures has picked up the rights to Matthew Quick's upcoming novel “Love Me, ...

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