Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the author of The Abstinence TeacherLittle Children, Joe College, Election, The Wishbones, and Bad Haircut. His short story, "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face," originally published in Post Road Magazine, was selected for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2005.

His next novel, The Leftovers, will be published in 2011.

Perrotta earned an MFA from Syracuse, and has taught creative writing at Yale and Harvard.

Two of his novels, Election and Little Children, have been adapted into movies; Perrotta co-wrote the screenplay for the latter.