Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter, and director. His work for film includes writing and directing You Can Count on Me, Margaret, and Manchester by the Sea, and co-writing Gangs of New York. He earned the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for You Can Count on Me and Gangs of New York, among other accolades. In 2019, Lonergan was awarded the inaugural PEN/Mike Nichols Writing for Performance Award. His plays include This is Our Youth (available from Overlook), The Waverly Gallery, and Lobby Hero.