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Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn to Receive 2006 Saint Louis Literary Award

A world-renowned English playwright and novelist, Michael Frayn’s best known work is the Tony Award-winning play Copenhagen.  Frayn’s most recent play is Democracy. His other original plays include, The Two of Us and Alarms and Excursions; the philosophical comedies, Alphabetical Order, Benefactors, Clouds, Make and Break, and Here; and the farces Noises Off, Donkeys Years, and Balmoral (a.k.a. Liberty Hall).

He has written ten novels including Headlong, The Tin Men (won the 1966 Somerset Maugham Award), The Russian Interpreter (1967 Hawthornden Prize), and his most recent novel, Spies, won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction in 2002. His extensive body of work includes a number of screenplays and a book on philosophy.

Michael Frayn was born in 1933, in the suburbs of London. He began his career as a reporter. He has also translated four of Chekhov's full-length plays, four of his one-act plays, and adapted five of his short stories for the stage. He has translated works by Tolstoy, Yuri Trifonov and Anouilh.

For more information about either the award or the dinner please contact Joan Hecker at 314-520-3564.

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