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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Tom Perrotta

Kickoff Presenter

Tom Perrotta is an acclaimed novelist, essayist, and screenwriter whose articles and essays have been published in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Guardian, and GQ. He is the author of five novels, including Election, The Abstinence Teacher, The Wishbones, and Little Children, whose 2006 film adaptation earned Perrotta Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for best screenplay. In 2014, Perotta and co-creator Damon Lindelof debuted the HBO original series The Leftovers, based on his 2011 novel. The series is currently in its third season, and Stephen King has described it as “a troubling disquisition of how ordinary people react to extraordinary and explicable events, the power of family to hurt and heal, and the unobtrusive ease with which faith can slide into fanaticism.”


Perrotta’s Website

Audio Interview with NPR

Interview with A.V Club