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Q & A with John Patrick Shanley

Author of Moonstruck and Doubt appearing at this month’s Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

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At a Glance

Age: 62

Profession: Playwright, director, screenwriter

Resides: Williamsburg, Brooklyn (N.Y.)

Born: Westchester Square Medical Center, The Bronx, N.Y.

Family: Two sons: Nick and Frank. Both are 20 years old. They were adopted four-and-a-half months apart.

Education: High School: Thomas Moore School in New Hampshire; graduated New York University with a degree in theater and was halfway through my Master’s. I ultimately received a honorary doctorate (Doctor of Letters) from NYU.

Favorite book: It varies, but I will say, Crime and Punishment.

Favorite movie: Children of Paradise Favorite TV show: Now, “Homeland”; “Sgt. Bilko” is my favorite in life.

Favorite music: Classical music

Favorite vacation spot: Avignon, France

Hobby: I don’t have any hobbies.

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