His other plays include A Family; The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (adapted from Evelyn Waugh); Tramway Road; The Deliberate Death of a Polish Priest; Interpreters; J. J. Farr; Ivanov (adapted from Chekhov); Another Time; Reflected Glory; Poison Pen; The Handyman; Equally Divided; Quartet; and Mahler's Conversion. His original play for radio, Goodbye Kiss, was broadcast in November 1997.
He is also the author of several novels. The most recent, Home, was awarded the Jewish Quarterly Prize for Fiction in 1994. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Theatre; and the author of a theatre history, All the World's a Stage, which was a companion volume to the BBC2 television series that he presented. He also wrote Sir Donald Wolfit CBE: His Life and Work in the Unfashionable Theatre, a biography of the actor who inspired The Dresser.
Harwood was made Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1974; and was Visitor in Theatre at Balliol College, Oxford in 1985. From 1989 to 1993, he was president of English PEN; and, from 1993-1997, was president of international PEN.
He is chairman of the Royal Society of Literature. In 1996, he was appointed a Chevalier de l'Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres. In 2002, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by Keele University.
In 1999, Harwood received the distinction of Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
Ronald Harwood Facts
|Birthday||November 9, 1934 (84)|
|Birthplace||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Revealing Mr. Maugham|
|The Diving Bell and The Butterfly|
|Cry, The Beloved Country|
|The Browning Version|
|The Tomb of the Cybermen: Part 2|
|Love In The Time Of Cholera|