Tom Perrotta
Critically acclaimed novelist and screenwriter


Tom Perrotta is the author of six previous work of fiction: Bad Haircut, The Wishbones, Election, and the New York Times bestselling Joe College, Little Children, and The Leftovers. Election was made into the acclaimed 1999 movie directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. Little Children was released as a movie directed by Todd Field and starring Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly in 2006, and for which Perrotta received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay. The Leftovers has recently been adapted into a television series, airing on HBO.  Tom lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Bad Haircut
Stories of the Seventies
St. Martin's Griffin

New York Times bestselling author Tom Perrotta’s first book is "more powerful than any coming-of-age novel" —The Washington Post   Bad Haircut explores the...

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St. Martin's Griffin

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011The New York Times bestseller now in paperback—A thought-provoking...

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St. Martin's Press

A glimpse into parallel lives in a suburban town Tom Perrotta has made recognizably his in novels like ELECTION, LITTLE CHILDREN and this fall’s THE LEFTOVERS....

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St. Martin's Press

Nine Inches, Tom Perrotta’s first true collection, features ten stories—some sharp and funny, some mordant and surprising, and a few intense and disturbing. ...

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Grade My TeacherA Short Story
St. Martin's Press

The public and private self-images of a high school math teacher uncomfortably collide when she has a coffee date with a student who has posted negative...

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“Perrotta is that rare combination: a satirist with heart….Those who haven’t curled up on the couch with this writer’s books are missing a very great...

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St. Martin's Griffin

For many college students, Spring Break means fun and sun in Florida. For Danny, a Yale junior, it means two weeks behind the wheel of the Roach Coach, his...

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Tom Perrotta's thirty-ish parents of young children are a varied and surprising bunch. There's Todd, the handsome stay-at-home dad dubbed "The Prom King" by...

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Macmillan Audio

In The Wishbones, Tom Perrotta's characters are 90s adults still clinging to their 70s dreams. Thirty-one-year-old Dave Raymond has an adoring girlfriend and a...




The event was amazing and Tom was a true professional.  His talk was engaging and inspirational
-The Milton Library, Milton, Mass.


We were so excited to host Tom Perrotta as the featured speaker for the sixth annual Durango Public Library Literary Festival, and we were not disappointed. The audience was spellbound as he read from his unpublished work and then answered many, many questions. Everyone in attendance had a wonderful time; and, all evening, library staff were asked how we get “such famous people” to come to our little, mountain town. Thanks, Tom, for adding to the incredible talent we’ve been able to introduce to our community!
- Durango Public Library


“Our event with Tom Perrotta last night was a fantastic success, with a large turnout and great feedback.”
- Bentley University