John Patrick Shanley is an award-winning American playwright. He won the Academy Award for his script for the 1987 film, Moonstruck. In 1990, Shanley directed his script of Joe Versus the Volcano and in 2005, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Doubt. He directed the movie version last year.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley recalls meeting Frank McCourt when he was a teenager, and seeing him for the last time. Plus, read McCourt’s article about Doubt, Shanley’s play.