NEW TOM PERROTTA HANDBOOK
Chapter 3: News & Media

News

September 2013

The Leftovers will soon be an HBO series!

http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/damon-lindelofs-the-leftovers-gets-series-order-at-hbo/

February 2012

  • Tom gave the keynote address at the first annual PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Awards, which were presented to musicians Leonard Cohen and Chuck Berry at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston February 26th. You can read a transcript of his speech (PDF). Also present at the event were Salman Rushdie, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin, Keith Richards, and Peter Wolf. The awards, organized by author Bill Flanagan with PEN New England director Karen Wulf and author Richard Hoffman, were opened with a brief welcome from Caroline Kennedy. Read more about it over at Rolling Stone.
(L to R) Tom Perrotta with Salman Rushdie, Elvis Costello, Peter Wolf, Shawn Colvin, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, and Bill Flanagan.

(L to R) Tom Perrotta with Salman Rushdie, Elvis Costello, Peter Wolf, Shawn Colvin, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, and Bill Flanagan. (Click the image to enlarge.)

You can watch the full ceremony here (running time is just over an hour).