An American author and screenwriter, he is best known for adapting Richard Yates' 1961 work, Revolutionary Road, for the screen. He also wrote the screenplay for The Clearing, a film that starred Robert Redford and Helen Mirren.
He received his MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. He published his first work, the Man Booker Prize-nominated The Honeymoon, in 2003.
He received a BAFTA nomination for Revolutionary Road.
He was brought up in London. He moved to the United States to attend Vermont's Middlebury College.
Michael Shannon appeared in his 2008 hit film, Revolutionary Road.