Discipline: Literature

Peter Hedges

Discipline: Literature
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2001
Peter Hedges is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and film director. Hedges' novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape was adapted into a critically acclaimed movie of the same title, which launched his film career. In 2002, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for About a Boy. In the same year, he wrote and directed Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes, which he dedicated to his mother. In 2007, he co-wrote and directed Dan in Real Life. He wrote and directed The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), a film conceived by Ahmet Zappa, produced by Zappa and Scott Sanders, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. His latest novel The Heights was published March 4, 2010 by Dutton.



Peter Hedges worked in the Mansfield studio.

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