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Matthew Quick


Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick's debut adult novel, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, was published to wide acclaim. The book has been optioned by Weinstein & Company, and David O. Russell has signed on to write the screenplay and to direct the film. The book has been sold abroad to Picador in the UK, Salani in Italy, and Via Magna in Spain. Matthew earned his Creative Writing MFA through Goddard College in Vermont. He has since returned to his hometown of Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife and greyhound (the dog, not the bus).

Books by Matthew Quick

by Matthew Quick - Fiction

Portia Kane is having a meltdown. After escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking to find the goodness in the world she believes still exists, Portia sets off to save herself by saving someone else --- a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident.

by Matthew Quick - Fiction, Humor

In a series of extremely personal letters to actor Richard Gere, a mentally challenged man in his late 30s named Bartholomew shares his confusing, complicated search for the meaning of life. No letters are actually mailed. The letter writer also imagines Gere's answers and is encouraged by them.

by Matthew Quick - Fiction, Humor, Literary

Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy ending --- the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he’s being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy.