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).