Nicholas Charles Sparks is an American romance novelist, screenwriter and producer. He has published nineteen novels and two non-fiction books. Several of his novels have become international bestsellers, and eleven of his romantic-drama novels have been adapted to film all with multimillion-dollar box office grosses.
George Simon Kaufman was an American playwright, theatre director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals, notably for the Marx Brothers. One play and one musical that he wrote won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama: You Can't Take It with You , and Of Thee I Sing . He also won the Tony Award as a Director, for the musical Guys and Dolls.