ROMULUS LINNEY (Playwright) is the author of three novels, many short stories, and five anthologies of plays, staged throughout the United States and abroad. They include The Sorrows of Frederick, Holy Ghosts, Childe Byron, Heathen Valley, "2" and, most recently, an adaptation of Ernest L. Gaines's novel A Lesson Before Dying, which has been produced in New York and in numerous regional theatres, and an adaptation of Tim O'Brien's novel Going After Cacciato, which was commissioned by the Epic Repertory Theatre. He has won two Obie awards, one for sustained excellence in playwriting, two National Critics Awards, three DramaLogue Awards, and many fellowships, including grants from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. Stories appear in many literary journals and in the anthologies Pushcart Prize; New Stories From The South; and Best Of The Year, 2001 and 2002. Mr. Linney is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He is the Founding Playwright of Signature Theatre. He was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which gave him both its Academy Award in Literature and its Award of Merit Medal for Drama. He has taught at many universities, including Columbia, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University. Mr. Linney lives in Germantown, New York and New York City.

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