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September, 2014

LOVE MAY FAIL, BOY21, and SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR Dutch rights sell to Lemniscaat

Dr. Jo Anne White interviews Q on Power Your Life

August, 2014

Teen reporter for The Guardian, Patrick Sproull, interviews Q at the Edinburgh international book festival: “I wouldn’t be here right now if I wasn’t writing.”

Q participates in the Edinburgh International Book Festival – panels with these fine writers/human beings Nathan Filer, Edward Carey and Melvin Burgess

Q dialogues with the wise and humane Oliver Burkeman at Wilderness Festival’s Secret Forum Tent and speaks at the Picador tent, Oxfordshire, England

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK Dutch rights sell to Lemniscaat

July, 2014

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK (USA) paperback is published

The Guardian (UK) “strongly” recommends BOY21 and calls Q “brilliant”

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW Bulgarian rights sell to EMAS Publishing House

Gayle Forman and Q keynote the School Library Journal SummerTeen 2014 Virtual Conference

May, 2014

Q is interviewed by THE ONE YOU FEED (podcast)

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW is #5 on BookPage’s YOUR TOP 20 BOOKS OF 2014 (SO FAR!)

LOVE MAY FAIL German rights sell to Kindler

Shambhala Sun calls THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW “spot-on”

April, 2014

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is the featured title for NCC Reads 2014, a community-wide reading event held by the New Castle County Delaware Library System. Q speaks.

Picador UK posts this essay by Q: THE ANSWERS TO LIFE’S BIG QUESTIONS

Q in Philadelphia Style

LOVE MAY FAIL Polish translation rights sell to Otwarte, Complex Chinese (Taiwan) rights sell to Marco Polo

BOY21 is a Evergreen Teen Book Award nominee for 2014-2015

March, 2014

People calls THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW “[a] gratifying romp”

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW makes the March ’14 Indie Next List

Q makes an appearance in Reuters “First Jobs” next to Margaret Atwood

Q is interviewed in National Post, Toronto Sun, on Global Toronto The Morning Show, and Canada AM

LOVE MAY FAIL, THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW and THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK French translation rights sell to Livre de Poche

LOVE MAY FAIL Portuguese (Brazil) rights sell to Intrinseca; Korean rights to Sam & Parkers

February, 2014

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW is officially published on the 11th

USA Today calls THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW “gold”

GQ adds THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW to its “8 Books You Need to Know This Month” list

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW is named a Costco Pennie’s Pick

Q goes on a ten-city book tour

Q speaks at the Free Library of Philadelphia (listen to the podcast here)

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK Russian rights sell to Azbooka-Atticus

Q is interviewed on New Day (Seattle TV)In The Lab by Arthur Kade – in The Tennessean – on BookBrowseCNNAlice@97.3 – and on the Leonard Lopate Show – WNYC:

January, 2014

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK makes USA Today’s top 100 bestselling books of the year (#60)

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW makes Publishers Weekly’s Spring 2014 Top 10: Literary Fiction list

Q and his office are featured in The Boston Globe’s NEW ENGLAND WRITERS AT WORK

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK makes YALSA’s 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list

Q speaks at ALA Midwinter’s Auditorium Speaker Series

Q’s essay ‘Pen Pals by the Sea’ appears in Coastal Living

HarperCollins drops this video

WBUR Boston’s NPR News Station interviews Q

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW makes the February 2014 LibraryReads List, appears in Entertainment Weekly’s Hot 2014 Titles and Cosmopolitan’s 21 Things To Do This Month (Outside The Bedroom) list

BOY21 and SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR Portuguese rights sell to Intrinseca (Brazil)

December, 2013

DreamWorks taps ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ team to direct THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW

Kirkus Reviews awards a *STAR* to THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK makes the BookPage Best Children’s Books of 2013 list & Mashable’s 11 Best YA Books of 2013

November, 2013

Q’s essay ‘The Healing Power Writing Can Have For Teens’ appears on HUFF POST BOOKS

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK makes the Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2013 list

Q accepts the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Award for Excellence at the Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is Princeton (NJ) Public Library’s ‘one book, one town’ selection. Q speaks in Princeton, NJ

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK is a 2014 Texas Tayshas Reading List pick

BOY21 Simplified Chinese rights sell to Beijing Ruyi Xinxin (Mainland China)

BOY21 Vietnamese rights sell to Tre Publishing

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK Vietnamese rights sell to Tre Publishing

October, 2013

Q delivers the keynote address at Friends Hospital and The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation’s 200th Anniversary Gala Celebration. Philadelphia, PA

Q delivers the keynote address at NJ School Counselor Association’s fall conference at the Ocean Resort & Spa, Long Branch, NJ

The Sydney Morning Herald interviews Q

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK Complex Chinese rights sell to ThinKingdom (Taiwan)

BOY21 Complex Chinese rights sell to CommonWealth Magazine (Taiwan)

September, 2013

La Salle University awards Q an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

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SONY options Q’s (forthcoming) 6th novel, LOVE MAY FAIL, for film

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK is a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice (Sept. 1)

The Christian Science Monitor calls FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK “beautifully written” and set “apart from its YA fellows”

Q speaks at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival, National Mall in Washington, D.C.

National Book Festival (Photo by Kristen Friedland)

Q is interviewed on WHYY RadioTimes – Philadelphia, PA

Q’s essay “It’s Better To Be Safe Than Sorry” is published in Break These Rules (All proceeds are being donated to the Children’s Defense Fund, so please buy many copies!)

August, 2013

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK is officially published – August, 13

Fox Searchlight options SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR for film

Little, Brown drops this video

Little Brown Live At The Lounge chats with Q

Entertainment Weekly interviews Q

Q is a Special Guest at the Rio de Janeiro International Book Fair, Brazil

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FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK is named an Amazon.com Best YA Book of the Month and a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month for Kids & Teens

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK makes PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of August 12, 2013

School Library Journal gives FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK a *STARRED REVIEW*

Goodreads interviews Q

Mornings Australia interviews Q via satellite

Parade Magazine interviews Q

Blog Essay: When My Grandfather Threw His WWII Gun Into The Cooper River

Bookworld (Australia) interviews Q

On BOOKish, Q picks YA Novels Tackling Tough Subjects

July, 2013

BookPage interviews Q

Annabel Pitcher and Graeme Simsion blurb FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK Czech and Slovak rights sell to the Euromedia group

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW Catalan translation rights sell to Edicions del Periscopi

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Thai translation rights sell to Tawansong

Q speaks at ALA Chicago

June, 2013

Publishers Weekly gives FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK a *STARRED REVIEW*

The BOY21 paperback edition is published

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK makes the Young Adult section of the L.A. Times Summer Reading Guide and The Atlantic Wire – The Summer Book Guide: Y.A. Edition

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK Korean translation rights sell to Sam & Parkers, and Hungarian rights sell to Könyvmolyképző

Headline purchases SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR and BOY21 UK rights

May, 2013

Wally Lamb, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SHE’S COME UNDONE and WE ARE WATER, blurbs THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK makes the USATODAY Top 10 Young Adult Books for Summer

Q delivers the keynote address at Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s 4th Annual Building HOPE Luncheon at the Crystal Tea Room

Q answers fan questions on Goodreads: Part One, Part Two

Q’s former La Salle University roommate, Brian Howard, interviews him for Book Business Mag.

School Library Journal Day Of Dialog, New York City. Q participates on Panel III: YA Real-World Horror with Adele Griffin, Julie Berry, Elizabeth Scott, and Elizabeth Wein.

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW Latvian translation rights sell to J.L.V.

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK Polish translation rights sell to Otwarte

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Norwegian translation rights sell to Cappelen Damm, Norway; Croatian rights to Algoritam

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR Polish translation rights sell to Otwarte

April, 2013

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK / O Lado Bom da Vida becomes a number 1 bestseller in Brazil

The Weinstein Company options FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK; James Ponsoldt to adapt

SILVER LININGS German translation debuts at # 49 on the hardcover fiction bestseller list of Der Spiegel

Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, blurbs THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW

Q is the 2013 Newburyport Literary Festival honoree – Newburyport, MA

“We went through something more important than writing a book together,” Evan Roskos and Q on their attempt at a collaborative project, friendship, mental health, and the writing life – The Philadelphia Inquirer

Q’s old La Salle townhousemate, the talented and kind Brian Howard, writes about him for Philadelphia Magazine

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Romanian translation rights sell to POLIROM Publishing House and Vietnamese rights to Tre Publishing House

March, 2013

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK climbs to # 3 on THE NEW YORK TIMES Best Seller Paperback Trade list and # 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list

Q is nominated for Time’s 100 Poll of “the most influential people in the world.”

DreamWorks taps Mike White to adapt THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW

Q speaks at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

The Library of Congress invites Q to participate at the 2013 National Book Festival

Q delivers the keynote address at the 23rd Annual Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers’ Conference at St. John’s High School Shrewsbury, MA

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK German translation rights sell to DTV, Portuguese (Brazil) rights to Intrínseca, Italian rights to Salani

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW Greek translation rights sell to Ikaros Publishing

BOY21 German translation rights sell to DTV

Jay Asher and A.S. King blurb FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK

February, 2013

Q attends The 85th Academy Awards. Jennifer Lawrence wins the Best Actress Oscar for playing Tiffany in THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

BOY21 is named a finalist for the L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE – Young Adult Literature

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK climbs the New York Times Best Sellers lists: #9 trade paperback #18 hard/paperback #6 ebook #7 print/ebook

Q is interviewed by CNN

Charlie Rose and Gayle King interview Q on CBS This Morning

Q makes an appearance on the TODAY Show with David O. Russell and Jenna Bush Hager (Q at 2:30)

‘Sometimes the Right People Show Up’ an essay by Q on The Huffington Post

Entertainment Weekly interviews Q

“If I didn’t have depressive episodes, I wouldn’t be a novelist.” Q and David O. Russell are interviewed by USA Today

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK / O Lado Bom Da Vida hits multiple Brazilian best seller lists, including Veja

David O. Russell wins the BAFTA Best Adapted Screenplay Award for SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Boy21 makes YALSA 2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

Q does a two-book deal with Picador UK for THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW and his next unnamed novel

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW Spanish translation rights sell to Destino, Serbian rights sell to Vulkan, Russian rights sell to Azbooka, Korean rights to JoonAng Books, Italian rights to Salani, Polish rights to Otwarte, Turkish rights to Feniks, Complex Chinese rights to Marco Polo

FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK Spanish translation rights sell to Destino, UK rights sell to Headline, Turkish rights sell to Feniks

BOY21 Polish translation rights sell to Otwarte

Q interviewed in San Francisco by Public Radio Exchange

Q is interviewed by The Script Lab

“You’ve got to figure out what works, not what doesn’t work.” Q interviewed by two.one.five magazine

January, 2013

Q does a two-book deal with HarperCollins (US and Canada) and the film rights for the first novel–THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW–go to DreamWorks

Silver Linings Playbook receives EIGHT Oscar Nominations: Adapted Screenplay (David O. Russell), Director (David O. Russell), Best Picture, Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Actor (Bradley Cooper), Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver), Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro), and Film Editing

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK makes the USA TODAY Best-Selling Books list

Jennifer Lawrence wins Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role at the SAG Awards and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (Tiffany, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK)

Silver Linings Playbook wins Critics’ Choice Awards for Comedy, Actor in a comedy (Bradley Cooper), Actress in a comedy (Jennifer Lawrence), and Acting ensemble

David O. Russell and Q are nominated for the USC Scripter

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK & THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW German translation rights sell to Rowohlt Verlag – Kindler, Hebrew rights sell to Achuzat Bayit, Dutch rights sell to Xander

THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW Norwegian translation rights sell to Cappelen Damm, Portuguese (Brazil) rights sell to Intrinseca, Portuguese (Portugal) sell to Editorial Presenca S.A.

BOY21 is named a Cybils: 2012 Finalist

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Swedish translation rights sell to Suntower Communications, who also will distribute the movie in Sweden. Film/book is called “You Drive Me Crazy” in Swedish; Polish rights sell to Otwarte; Estonian rights sell to Tänapäev; Bulgarian rights sell to EMAS Publishing House; Korean rights sell to Nexus; Lithuanian rights sell to Baltos Lankos

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Karen Heller writes about Q and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (movie) calling it “arguably the best film ever made about our region.”

“Of course, it’s thrilling to see something I created go that far, and the character that Jennifer Lawrence played is something I invented out of thin air.” Q in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Q is on B101 Philadelphia Morning Show With Tiffany and Michael

December, 2012

Kirkus names BOY21 a Best Teen book of 2012

A Q essay appears on Farrar, Straus and Giroux’s Work In Progress: How to Publish a Movie Tie-In Edition in Five Easy Steps (Steps In Reverse Order)

“Being an Eagles fan is good training for striving and never getting there.” Boston’s NPR news station, WBUR, interviews Q

“I have anxiety dreams…” Picador UK interviews Q

“…when you put an agenda on art, you’re missing the point.” Forbes interviews Q

“‘Someone told me that Philadelphia is a left hook town,’ he said, chuckling. ‘My brother has started calling me a ‘left hook writer.’ I think Rocky is part of my DNA.’” Jersey Man interviews Q

November, 2012

Silver Linings Playbook hits the theaters

Q and Al attend the NYC SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK premiere

Q and David O. Russell are interviewed by The Wall Street Journal

Q’s teacher-to-fiction-writer life story makes the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer

Q is profiled in The Boston Globe

Blackstone Audio (producers of the TSLP audio book) interview Q

Q speaks at the The Arkansas Curriculum Conference Little Rock, Arkansas

BOY21 makes the 2013 Texas Tayshas Reading List

Q’s story makes South Jersey Magazine

Q attends NCTE 12 in Las Vegas

Q speaks to the students to New Hope-Solebury High School

October, 2012

NPR makes THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Movie Tie-In an Outstanding Softcover Releases pick

WHYY’s Marty Moss-Coane interviews Q

Q attends the SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Philadelphia Film Festival Premiere with David O. Russell

(Photo by Chris Barrett)

Q attends SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK screenings in Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis, and Phoenix, answering many many fun interview questions along the way (post-screening video interview from Dallas, radio interview from Phoenix)

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK movie poster & Q stood on the giant blue star of the Dallas Cowboys’ field. (Q spread his arms wide like T.O.)

Sara Zarr interviews Q on This Creative Life

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Movie Tie-In is published by Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Czech rights for the SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK sell to Euromedia Group

Slovak rights for the SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK sell to Ikar

Japanese rights for the SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK sell to Shueisha

September, 2012

The LA Times reveals the FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK cover (Q’s next YA out 8/13):

Q is interviewed by the LA Times

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK wins the Toronto International Film Festival Audience Award

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK movie poster is unveiled!

July, 2012

Portuguese rights (in Portugal) for the SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK sell to Presenca

Turkish rights for the SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK sell to Feniks Books

Korean rights for BOY21 sell to Our Value Corporation

Brazilian/Exclusive World Portuguese rights (excluding Portugal, Angola and Mozambique) for the SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK sell to Intrínseca

June, 2012

The official SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK trailer is released!

Hungarian rights to TSLP sell to Kepzo

Spanish rights to TSLP sell to DeBolsillo, a Random House Mondadori imprint

May, 2012

The Boston Globe reviews BOY21 and calls Q a “master”

Sorta Like A Rock Star is named a 2013 Garden State Teen Book Awards Nominee & a 2013 Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award Nominee

Q participates in the Philadelphia Free Library‘s Teen Author Series and the Gaithersburg Book Festival

April, 2012

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is named a Washington State Evergreen Young Adult Book Award Nominee for 2012-13

Q speaks at the Texas Library Association Conference with Allen Zadoff, John Green, and Bill Willingham at the Guys Read Panel

And hosts a Little Brown dinner with Sara Zarr

Q speaks at the NAMI PA Montgomery County’s annual membership meeting and awards dinner. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization that provides support, education and advocacy to those affected by mental illness and their families

Q and Brian Meehl host a panel on quirky characters at the Newburyport Literary Festival Newburyport, Massachusetts

Watcha Reading Now interviews Q

Q speaks at The Gale Free Library in Holden, Massachusetts. The Daily Holden covers

March, 2012

BOY21 is a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

BOY21 is called “…beautiful…a first-rate work of art” by The New York Times Book Review (reviewed by Matt de la Peña)

Q delivers a speech to the Michigan Library Association and takes home their 2011 Thumbs Up! Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teen Literature

Q speaks with the students and faculty of La Salle University. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Q is Little Flower Catholic High School‘s Career Day Speaker. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Q visits Huron High School and Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Interviewed by The Debutante Ball

Q launches BOY21 at Collingswood High School. Collingswood High School represent!

Sara Zarr interviews Q

BOY21 is published

Q is featured in Worcester’s Telegram and Gazette

Q featured on The Courier Post Online’s DOWN THE PIKE

CollingswoodPatch interviews Q

February, 2012

“AS A WRITER, Matthew Quick has traveled from Collingswood, N.J., to outer space and inner teenage psyche.” Philadelphia Daily News interviews Q

FOREVER REWRITING interviews Q here

Introducing BREAK THESE RULES. Q will be anthologized along with Sara Zarr, A.S. King, Francisco X. Stork, Josh Berk, Lisa Schroeder, Jordan Sonnenblick, and many other YA writers. All royalties will be donated to The Children’s Defense Fund. Props to Luke Reynolds for thinking this up and seeing it through.

Q is interviewed by the Gaithersburg Book Festival, where he will appear on Saturday May 19th

Introducing FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK (Q’s third YA novel). From Pub Lunch: Author of SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR and BOY21 Matthew Quick’s FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK, which follows 18-year-old Leonard through his decision to kill his former best friend and then himself, and the hope he finds when he least expects it, all in one 24-hour period, to Alvina Ling at Little, Brown Children’s, for publication in Spring 2013, by Douglas Stewart at Sterling Lord Literistic (NA).

The BOY21 book trailer drops

Q is interviewed by STACKED

January, 2012

Boy21 earns the elusive Kirkus Review STAR

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK gets plugged on The Golden Globes

November, 2011

Q speaks at The ALAN 2011 Workshop – Chicago, IL – and SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is honored as an Amelia Elizabeth Walden finalist

October, 2011

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK begins filming

Q Skypes with students participating in Teen Read Week at the Puyallup Public Library, Puyallup, WA

September, 2011

The Silver Linings Playbook movie casting call goes out

Sorta Like a Rock Star is nominated for the 2013 Louisiana Teen Readers Choice list

The New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show – Atlantic City, NJ – Q speaks on a panel with A.S. King and Melissa Walker, and moderated by Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books (Rhinebeck, NY)

Q’s story makes Worcester Mag

July, 2011

Q visits Oklahoma City as The Red Earth Low-Residency MFA Program‘s visiting writing

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is named a finalist for the ALAN Amelia Elizabeth Walden AWARD. Congrats to Francisco X. Stork for taking top honor. If you haven’t read THE LAST SUMMER OF THE DEATH WARRIORS you really should, because it’s a fantastic book. Congrats also to the other finalists: Jordan Sonnenblick, Matt de la Peña, and Kristen Chandler.

June, 2011

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR wins the Michigan Library Association’s Thumbs Up! Award. Thank you, Michigan!

Mitali Perkins and Q speak with Sara Zarr‘s Glen Workshop students at Mount Holyoke College

Q interviewed by Desirous of Everything

May, 2011

‘Living On Words’ – Q & Al make the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The latest TSLP movie gossip here!

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is released in paperback with a new cover

April, 2011

Q is interviewed by Jennifer Buehler, Ph.D. on readwritethink.org’s Text Messages

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR makes Bank Street’s list: The Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2011 edition. (Fourteen & Up, Today)

March, 2011

Q moves to Massachusetts

February, 2011

Q and the winners read at the City Paper Fiction Contest celebration

Q visits with Moorestown Friends‘ (High School) creative writing class.

January, 2011

Marco Polo Publishers in Taipei buy Complex Chinese rights to THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. Pat Peoples is going to Taiwan and Hong Kong.

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR makes YALSA/ALA’s 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults list!

Q has a bromance, and it shows up in the Courier Post

Q returns to his elementary and junior high school to speak with the current students. Oaklyn represent!

Q and his wife, Alicia Bessette, make SJ Magazine’s People To Watch 2011 and judge the Philadelphia City Paper’s Fiction Writing Contest

Claire-ification interviews Q, who sometimes feels pixilated

December, 2010

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is spotted on a GLEE reading poster!

Q discusses compassion, SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR, and writing with readergirlz

Q & Al sign at Cheese Etc., in Collingswood, NJ

Q signs at the Cherry Hill, NJ Barnes & Noble

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR paperback mention in PW’s ‘Children’s Booksellers Share Early Buzz About Spring 2011′. Thanks to Heather Lyon, owner of Lyon Books and Learning Center in Chico, Calif.

November, 2010

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is added to the 2011 Texas Tayshas Reading List.

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR makes Indigo Teen Blog’s Top Ten of 2010: Teen Fiction List. Hooray for Canada!

Two Q essays appear on Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog, Cynsations

Students from the Albert-Schweitzer- Gymnasium in Sömmerda, Germany study SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR

Q and Al speak at the Moorestown Library as part of The Burlington County Literacy Volunteers’ Speak Out For Literacy Series

Signing with many other authors. Children’s Book World

October, 2010

Q with the students of Little Flower High School

Q is Drexel University’s visiting author

Rick Moody interviews Al and Q about Quest For Kindness on The Rumpus

Q participates in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Fall 2010 Teen Author Series

Q speaks with the students of Springfield High School

Q and Al speak with the students of New Hope-Solebury High School

Q and Al speak at the Collingswood Book Festival right after Mitch ‘Wild Thing’ Williams

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is nominated for a CYBILS Young Adult Fiction Award (2010)

September, 2010

Q speaks with Collingswood High School‘s AP English class and the Collingswood Town Read Book Club

La Salle University’s The Collegian reviews SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR

Via phone, Q speaks to Jennifer Buehler, Ph.D.‘s class: The Adolescent in American Literature. Saint Louis University

On NBC Philadelphia, Q and his wife, Alicia Bessette (aka Al), tell the story of how they became published fiction writers

School Library Journal gives the SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR audio book a **STARRED** review

Q and his wife, novelist Alicia Bessette, speak and read at La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

August, 2010

Alicia’s (Q’s wife) novel, SIMPLY FROM SCRATCH, is published!

Q and Al’s road-to-publication/love story in South Jersey’s Courier Post

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is taught in a German high school. English class

July, 2010

Azbooka Publishers (Moscow) buy the Russian translation rights for THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Q reflects on the writing life in a Quest for Kindness essay. Are you in a maze or labyrinth?

Authors Unleashed interviews Q

June, 2010

Q’s editor at Little, Brown–Alvina Ling–blogs about SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR over at Blue Rose Girls

Toledoblade.com puts SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR on its Summer Reading List for Children

Q is featured in The Daily Holden

Q speaks at the Haddonfield Public Library, Haddonfield, NJ; The Gale Free Library, Holden, MA; and the Collingswood Library, Collingswood, NJ

May, 2010

Cleveland’s THE PLAIN DEALER puts THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK on its excellent summer paperbacks list calling TSLP “tender, appealing…funny and satisfying.”

Q speaks with the students of New Hope-Solebury High School

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is recommended highly by readwritethink.org‘s Text Messages

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is named Collingswood’s Town Book

Who is Big H? Q guest blogs at Teenreads.com: Matthew Quick on the real ‘star’ of SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR

QUEST FOR KINDNESS begins with Q’s essay, ‘Kindness, Sixteen Years Later

Q and SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR appear on Largehearted Boy’s Book Notes

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is officially published!

Q guest blogs on The Debutante Ball. He’s written about small kind strangers, shopping, and Al

April, 2010

The sale of BOY21, Q’s second YA book, is officially announced by PW here

TSLP US paperback is officially published

School Library Journal gives SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR a STARRED review and calls it “Hugely enjoyable.”

Librarian Mary Schwander puts SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR on the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association’s Top Ten

Q guest blogs over at The Divining Wand. He’s written about “Messed-Up Fairy Tales.”

Wordbird interviews Q – SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR & the writing life

Ken Wheaton, author of THE FIRST ANNUAL GRAND PRAIRIE RABBIT FESTIVAL, responds to SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR here

Teens Read Too gives SLARS the Gold Star Award for Excellence

Reading Between The Lines and Notes From The Bedside Table offer extremely thoughtful responses to SLARS

Drexel University picks THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK as the summer read for all incoming freshmen

The Divining Wand interviews Q. Q discusses Geico cavemen and sentimental hogwash

The Fictionistas interview Q and post his high school senior photo! Read here

March, 2010

Little, Brown & Company purchases Q’s next YA book, BOY21. Look for it in 18 or so months. Boy21 is about love, poverty, basketball, mental health, forgiveness, and outer space—but mostly it’s about growing up. More details to come…

Untitled Books (in the UK) publishes Q’s ‘Character Study,’ Glen Williams of Robinsville, PA, USA, Night Janitor

TSLP gets the window treatment in London. Very cool article here

Picador launches awesome new TSLP website in the UK: video by Chris Barrett, new audio clips and photos by Dave Tavani, and Pat’s Magic 8 Ball Game. Come play! Hit this link here!

February, 2010

Q discusses book covers on Barnes & Noble’s website

The UK’s TV Book Club interviews Q – My Life In Books: Matthew Quick

Q’s wife, novelist Alicia Bessette, launches her web site www.aliciabessette.com

January, 2010

National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr, Asian Pacific American Award for Youth Literature winner Justina Chen, and Dana Reinhardt endorse SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR. Their blurbs

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is selected by Amanda Ross for The TV Book Club (UK), which the Telegraph calls “Britain’s most powerful book club.”

Dave Tavani blogs about photographing Amber Appleton, the star of SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR. Great photos here

Helen Stubbs from OffTheShelf English bookshop in Geneva discusses TSLP on World Radio Switzerland. Please hit this link and listen to the clip on the website.

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK book cover makes top 50 of 2008

Reading Group Discussion Questions for THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

The new SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR cover

December, 2009

Matthew speaks at the The Gale Free Library – Holden, MA

November, 2009

Publishers Weekly. Librarian Preview The tone of SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR is compared to Sherman Alexie’s THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is a Book Circle selection for the town of Holden, MA

SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR audio rights sell at auction to Listening Library

Tim Rayworth finishes Matthew’s new website

Matthew speaks with students at Moorestown Friends High School

October, 2009

Matthew signs books at the Susquehanna Bank opening – Center City Philadelphia.

Matthew visits with The Carriagebrooke Farm Book Club

Matthew is interviewed by Jill Dearman here: Barnes & Noble’s Unabashedly Bookish

In her weekly Wednesday blog, Matthew Quick ‘s wife (Alicia Bessette) tells the wacky, epic love story behind how Q and Al ‘became writers’ and landed agents

August, 2009

Stan Hochman writes about Matthew in Philadelphia’s Daily News. Aug 25, pg 53

Tianjin Huawentianxia purchases the Chinese language rights for THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

June, 2009

NPR posts Nancy Pearl’s summer picks. TSLP makes the list

Nancy Pearl discusses TSLP on Library Beat’s Podcast. Minutes 9:17-11:11

Helen’s Reads declares TSLP a ‘fun airplane read.’

Tuesday, June 2, Matthew will speak with the students of New Hope-Solebury High School

Friday, June 5, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Matthew will be selling and signing books at The Grey Lodge Pub (Northeast Philadelphia). It’s also Manayunk Keller Beer Night

Saturday, June 13, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Matthew will be signing books at the Cherry Hill Barnes and Noble

May, 2009

TSLP is published in Italian

Sunday, May 24, 10:00 am, Matthew will appear on The Drexel InterView. WYBE/MiNDTV programming can be viewed on channel 35 and cable channels 34 and 57 in the Greater Philadelphia area

Saturday, May 9, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Matthew will be selling and signing books at Grooveground (Collingswood, NJ)

Wednesday, May 20, 6:00 pm, Matthew will speak about TSLP and his life. Steininger Behavioral Care Services presents A Night Of Silver Linings

April, 2009

April 2, Peter Anthony Holder interviews Matthew on Canadian radio. Click here to listen to the interview

Woman’s Weekly New Zealand reviews TSLP

Matthew appears in New Jersey Monthly

April 30, Braddock’s Tavern, Medford, NJ – Dinner With An Author to benefit the Literary Volunteers of Burlington Country, Vince Papale is the guest speaker, Matthew will host a table

March, 2009

Variety and /Film report that David O. Russell will direct the movie adaptation of TSLP

TSLP was short-listed for the PEN/Hemingway Award

Chris Barrett films Matthew reading from TSLP.

TSLP reviewed by The New Zealand Herald

On March 5th Matthew was the Haddonfield Lions Club’s guest speaker

February, 2009

Nancy Pearl included TSLP in Pearl’s Picks, February 2009 (the 9th book down)

Philadelphia, PA – La Salle University – Thursday, February 5, 2009 – Matthew will be doing a reading, Q & A, and book signing

Collingswood, NJ – Collingswood High School – Wednesday, February 18, 2009 – Matthew spoke to CHS students. For more info, click here

Collingswood, NJ – The Collingswood Public Library – Tuesday, February 24, 2009 – 7 pm – Matthew will be doing a reading, Q & A, and book signing

UK – Matthew is NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND’s Author of the Month. To read the interview, click here

January, 2009

Scotland On Sunday reviews TSLP

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is published in the UK

Picador interviews Matthew

Matthew appears in South Jersey Magazine

Plainfield, VT – Goddard College – Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (evening) – Matthew will be doing a reading, Q & A, and book signing

December, 2008

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is reviewed by Amy Benfer for The Barnes & Noble Review

Marilyn Dahl of Shelf Awareness tags THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK apick of the year

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is published in Spain under this title UN FINAL FELIZ

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is reviewed by Head Butler

November, 2008

Nov. 24, the Philadelphia Inquirer writes about Matthew Quick

Philadelphia – Saturday, November 1, 2008 @ 6:30 p.m. – 15th annual Borrowers Ball – Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central Library 19th and Parkway

October, 2008

Oct., THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK reviewed by NPR

Collingswood, NJ – Saturday, October 4, 2008 Matthew will be speaking and signing @ 10 a.m. – Collingswood Book Festival

New York – Wednesday, October 1, 2008 @ 7 p.m. – Reading with Daphne Beal, author of In the Land of No Right Angles, and Matthew Quick, author of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction 17 E 47th St, NYC

September, 2008

In the Morning with Bonnie Grice – Long Island’s NPR station, WLIU 88.3 FM – Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 9:45 a.m. – Radio Interview

New York – Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 11:30 a.m. – Waldorf Astoria Bestseller Brunch: Authors will read from their latest book and/or discuss their work and themselves, then take questions from the audience. The reading/discussion and Q&A will be followed by a book signing. Waldorf Astoria brunch will be served

TV – NBC Philadelphia – Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 11:00 a.m. – Matthew will be a guest on the 10! show

Conversation and signing with Eagles WR HANK BASKETT. Philadelphia – Wednesday, September 24, 2008 @ 6:30 p.m. – Friends Select School 17th & The Parkway Philadelphia, PA

Sept. 22, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK reviewed by Phillyist

Sept. 18, TSLP appears in THE NEW YORK TIMES’ New Books section

Philadelphia – Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 5 p.m. – AIA Philadelphia AIA Bookstore and Design Center 1218 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA

Sept. 14, BILL LYON reviews TSLP in THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

TV – Fox Philadelphia – Tuesday, September 9, 2008 7:50 a.m. – Matthew will be interviewed live on the Fox morning show

Sept. 9, to read Matthew’s Book Notes on TSLP, please hit this link: LARGEHEARTED BOY

Sept. 5, TSLP was reviewed by STEPHEN BARBARA, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“…plucky debut novel…Quick fills the pages with so much absurd wit and true feeling that it’s impossible not to cheer for his unlikely hero.” Allison Lynn, People Magazine, September 8, 2008

The Philadelphia City Paper has excerpted THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. To read the excerpt online click A HIVE FULL OF GREEN BEES

Boston – Tuesday, September 2, 2008 @ 6 p.m. – “First Time Out: Debut Novelists Share their Work” With Matthew Quick, Brunonia Barry and Amy McKinnon. – Boston Public Library 700 Boylston Street, Orientation Room Boston, MA

August, 2008

Writer’s Digest has featured Matthew and THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK in the More Notable Debuts section of the October 2008 issue. To read the feature online click HERE

June, 2008

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK reviewed by Publishers Weekly

May, 2008

This just in from Publishers Weekly: “Alvina Ling at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has bought North American rights for SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR, the debut YA novel by author Matthew Quick, which will pub in fall 2009. In the story, a girl on the fringes of life navigates the pressures of poverty and a neglectful mother while inspiring others to embrace hope. Doug Stewart at Sterling Lord Literistic did the deal.”

February, 2008

David O. Russell to pen THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK screenplay

January, 2008

Goddard College interviews Matthew (click to read)

December, 2007

The Sun has printed Matthew’s personal essay, “The Whiskey Robe,” in the December issue