James C. Strouse is a screenwriter and film director. Wrote the Lonesome Jim (2005), film directed by Steve Buscemi. Her directorial debut with Grace Is Gone (2007), starring John Cusack. In 2007 won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival by Grace Is Gone.[ 1 ] His second film was The Winning Season, starring Sam Rockwell and Emma Roberts. Strouse was born in Goshen, Indiana, and graduated from the Columbia University as a fiction writer.