Carey Harrison

Carey Harrison is the author of 35 stage plays and 16 novels, most notably Richard's Feet—winner of the Encore Award from the U.K. Society of Authors. He has received numerous grants from the U.K. Arts Council, and his prizes include Sony Radio Academy Awards, the Giles Cooper Award, the Prix Marulic, the U.K. Writers' Guild Award for Best Play, the Prix Italia Silver Award, and the Best Play Award from the Berlin Akademie der Kuenste, as well as two nominations for the Pushcart Prize for Journalism. His drama output for radio and television includes Hitler in Therapy, the WorldPlay Award-winner in 2005 for the best play from an English-language broadcaster; Hitler in Therapy was Harrison's 100th drama to be recorded in a U.K. studio. Seventeen hours of Harrison's teleplays have been seen on Masterpiece Theatre, including the miniseries Freud. Recent work includes A Cook's Tour of Communism (2008)broadcast by the BBC World Service; Breakfast with Stalin (2010), which received its premiere in Cologne; and Scenes from a Misunderstanding at the Jewish Festival in Manhattan and in Woodstock, New York. Artistic director of the Woodstock Players, his other recent works staged by that company include Magus and Midget in a Catsuit Reciting Spinoza, and his new play, Hedgerow Specimen, will be seen there in 2012. Harrison is professor of English at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and has been a book reviewer for numerous newspapers and journals, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, The New York Sunday Times, and the London Review of Books.