Stephen Chbosky grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing
Program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Narrative
Feature honors at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. He helped edit and contributed material to John Leguizamo's Broadway
show, sexaholix. He also edited Pieces, a collection of short stories for Pocket Books. Most recently, he wrote the screenplay
for the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Rent. He also co-created and served as executive producer of the post-apocalyptic
drama, Jericho, which found a place in television history when its cancellation prompted fans to send over 40,000 pounds of
nuts to the network in protest. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is his first novel. As well as being an author, Steven Chbosky
is a film director and screenwriter. He lives in Los Angeles.