Paul Rudnick is a playwright, novelist, screenwriter and essayist. His plays have been produced both on and off Broadway and around the world, and they include I Hate Hamlet, Jeffrey, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Regrets Only, The New Century and Cabin Pressure, and two of his short plays are included in Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. He's received an Obie, the John Gassner Playwrighting Award and two Outer Critics Circle Awards. His novels are Social Disease and I'll Take It. His articles and essays have appeared in Esquire, Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New York Times, and he's a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, where his pieces have been included in the anthologies Fierce Pajamas and Disquiet, Please. He is also rumored to be quite close to film critic Libby Gelman-Waxner, whose columns have appeared in both Premiere and Entertainment Weekly; a collection of Gelman-Waxner columns has been published under the title If You Ask Me. HarperCollins has published both a collection of Mr. Rudnick's essays, titled I Shudder, and his Collected Plays. His screenplays include Addams Family Values, In&Out and the screen adaptation of Jeffrey.