Screenwriter, journalist, and Pulitzer prize nominee, most known for writing 1999's The Deep End of the Ocean and True Crime.
He started his career at the Boston Phoenix, as a writer.
He was once a finalist for the Pulitzer prize in Criticism in 1983.
He was born in Michigan, but raised in the suburbs of Denver.
He once worked at the New Yorker, where he wrote a cultural profile on songwriter, Stephen Sondheim.