Matthew Quick

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Matthew Quick
Matthew Quick
Quick in 2013
Born (1973-10-23) October 23, 1973 (age 40)
Camden, New Jersey, United States
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Alma mater La Salle University, Goddard College
Genres Young-adult novels
Notable work(s) The Silver Linings Playbook
Partner(s) Alicia Bessette

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Matthew Quick (born October 23, 1973) is an American writer of young-adult fiction. His debut novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, was adapted as a movie of the same name starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.[1]

Quick was finalist for a 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award,[2] and his work has been translated into several languages. In 2012, his young-adult novel, Boy 21, was reviewed favorably by The New York Times.[3]

Quick is a finalist for the TIME 100 most influential people of 2013.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Quick grew up in Oaklyn, New Jersey and graduated from Collingswood High School. He has a degree in English literature from La Salle University and an MFA from Goddard College.[5] He left his job as a tenured English teacher in Haddonfield, New Jersey to write his first novel while living in Collingswood, New Jersey.[6] He now lives in Holden, Massachusetts with his wife, novelist and pianist Alicia Bessette.

Works[edit]

Source: Fiction Database[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David O. Russell to Direct The Silver Linings Playbook | /Film". Slashfilm.com. 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "The Finer Points of the Game". The New York Times, Matt de la Peña , March 9, 2012. 2012-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Matthew Quick | The 2013 TIME 100 Poll | TIME.com". Time100.time.com. 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Matthew Quick | Goddard College". Goddard.edu. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  6. ^ Skoufalos, Matt (2013-02-24). "'Silver Linings Playbook' Scribe Reflects on Roots - Entertainment - Collingswood, NJ Patch". Collingswood.patch.com. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  7. ^ "Matthew Quick Book List". FictionDB. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 

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