Stephen Chbosky is the author of the books The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Pieces, and Vielleicht lieber morgen. He is also the screenwriter of The Four Corners of Nowhere (which he also directed), Brutally Normal (tv series), and the adaptation of Rent.
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 the 1995 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Narrative Feature honors at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. He is the recipient of the Abraham Polonsky Screenwriting Award for his screenplay Everything Divided as well as a participant in the Sundance Institute's filmmakers' lab for his current project, Fingernails and Smooth Skin. Chbosky lives in New York.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is his first novel, and has become an enormous cult hit.