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A Week in Literary History

September 9th, 2002

In 1933, English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Noises Off, 1982) is born in London.

Michael Frayn, b. September 9, 1933

Frayn started his writing career as a novelist but found his true métier in his forties as a playwright. Then, after more than twenty years of prize-winning dramas and comedies, he returned to novels. He is one of few authors to have excelled in both genres and has also translated Chekhov successfully.

Suggested Reading Plays Balmoral, 1978. Noises Off, 1982. Benefactors, 1984. First and Last, 1989. Copenhagen, 1998. Democracy, 2003. Novels A Very Private Life, 1968. Sweet Dreams, 1973. The Trick of It, 1989. Skios, 2012. Non-fiction The Original Michael Frayn, 1962-67. Travels with a Typewriter, 2009. My Father’s Fortune: A Life, 2010.

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