B.J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on the Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office as an actor, writer, director, and executive producer. In addition to stand-up comedy performances and roles in films such as Inglourious Basterds and Saving Mr. Banks, he has also tackled the literary world. His first book was the fiction short story collection One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, and for children, The Book With No Pictures. He has also contributed to his friend and fellow actor Mindy Kaling’s books. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature.