Kenneth Lonergan is the author of This Is Our Youth, selected as one of Time‘s ten best plays of the year. It was also nominated for a Drama Desk Best Play Award and won Encore magazine’s Taking Off Award. Lonergan’s other plays include The Starry Messenger and Medieval Play. Lonergan’s screenwriting credits include Analyze This and Gangs of New York. His film You Can Count on Me, which he wrote and directed, shared the Sundance Grand Jury prize, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay.