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Stephen Chbosky is an American award-winning screenwriter, film and television producer, and author of general fiction.

He is best known for writing his award-winning debut novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999), which was adapted into a 2012 film which he directed himself.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Chbosky attended the University of Southern California where he was part of its Filmic Writing, screenwriting program.

Throughout his career, he has gained experience working on various film and television productions. Notable projects he has worked on include the movie adaptation of the popular musical “Rent”, as well as the television series “Jericho”, among others. Additionally, he has contributed to the literary world as an editor of the collection of short stories called “Pieces”.

Chbosky currently resides in New York.

More about Stephen Chbosky

Genre: General Fiction

Born: 1970

United States

Non Series

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999)
  • Imaginary Friend (2019)


  1. Pieces: A Collection of New Voices edited by Stephen Chbosky (2000)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

 First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Logan Lerman, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Patrick de Ledebur, Johnny Simmons, Brian Balzerini, Tom Kruszewski, Nina Dobrev, Nicholas Braun, Julia Garner
Author: Stephen Chbosky
First Release: 1999
ISBN: 978-1451696196
Publisher: MTV Books
Imaginary Friend

We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us.

Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out.

At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six long days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a treehouse in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.

Author: Stephen Chbosky
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1538731352
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing


Pieces: A Collection of New Voices edited by Stephen Chbosky

MTV has discovered the authors of tomorrow. Read them today in Pieces.

This unique short-story collection is more than a good read -- it's an exciting glimpse into the future of fiction. The winners of MTV's "Write Stuff" competition share their voices and visions in tales that are endearingly raw, undeniably bold, and engagingly inventive.

In Next Time, a housewife encounters a gunman -- an experience that changes her life, and her mind, in surprising ways...Pinball is an edgy tale of a young mail clerk's hidden sex life...After her broken engagement, a cook in New York goes to work for a chic SoHo couple in Roam...Mother captures the tragedy of a woman's illness, as witnessed through her daughter's eyes...In Day of the Dead, a humorously doomed relationship begins when a twentysomething's boyfriend returns from an Outward Bound trip and moves in with her...Two old high school friends reunite -- and compare their very different lives -- in Black Cowboy.

Along with other stories and an introduction by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Pieces is filled with the excitement of discovery -- as a host of newcomers present their works to a wide and eager audience.

Author: Stephen Chbosky
First Release: 2000
ISBN: 978-0671001957
Publisher: MTV Books