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Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made into an Oscar-winning film. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, among other accolades. He lives with his wife, novelist/pianist Alicia Bessette, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


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Matthew Quick I'm tempted to say good scotch. Ha! Whenever the writing isn't going well my wife, Alicia, will say something like, "You've been here many times…moreI'm tempted to say good scotch. Ha! Whenever the writing isn't going well my wife, Alicia, will say something like, "You've been here many times before and you always end up writing something of which you are proud." And then she will cite many examples. I wish I could say I now weather rough patches with grace, but depression and frustration still seem to be a big part of my creative process. I have a few close writing friends who also know the great highs and lows of the writing life and we take turns talking each other off of ledges. Having trusted writing friends helps a lot. Having a life partner who understands has been essential for me. (less)
Matthew Quick I've often said that if I weren't writing fiction, I wouldn't still be here on planet Earth. I don't say that lightly. When I left teaching I was…moreI've often said that if I weren't writing fiction, I wouldn't still be here on planet Earth. I don't say that lightly. When I left teaching I was dangerously depressed. Writing full-time got me through my 30s and into my 40s. Gave me purpose. Helped me sort through the many dark narratives in my head and turn much of that into something positive. What I do now is more than a career to me. You don't pick the writing life; it picks you.(less)
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“I don't want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings.”
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“If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.”
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“Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.”
Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

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