N. Richard Nash (1913-2000) wrote with distinction for the theatre, television, film, poetry and fiction. He is best known for The Rainmaker, which has been translated into nearly 40 languages. Nash wrote the screenplay for Porgy and Bess and the libretti for The Happy Time and 110 in the Shade.
Novels: East Wind, Rain and The Last Magic. TV: one of that select group of writers associated with the period in media history known as The Golden Age of Television. Many radical plays and novels were also written by him under the name of John Roc. Awards: the American Dramatists, the Maxwell Anderson Verse Drama, the Orbeal Prize, the Wilhelm Gosse, the Cannes Prize for Literature and Drama, the Geraldine Dodge Award and the New American Play Award. He taught at Bryn Mawr College, Haverford, Brandeis, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale and Princeton.
N. Richard Nash
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