Birth Name: Thomas R. Perrotta
Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 13, 1961
Tom Perrotta is an American novelist and screenwriter.
Tom’s father was an Italian immigrant. Tom’s mother was an Albanian-Italian (Arbëreshë).
Tom’s paternal grandparents were from Avellino, in the region of Campania, Italy.
Tom has said:
My paternal grandparents were Italian immigrants from a village near Avellino. I grew up hearing them and my dad talk Italian. My mother’s relatives were Albanians, but they, too, lived in Italy before emigrating to the States. I haven’t spent a lot of time in Italy but I feel a strong attachment to the country through my ancestors, so I hope I can spend more time there in the future.
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