David Henry Wilson

David Henry Wilson (b. 1937) is a British playwright, novelist and children's author. His plays have been produced at many well-known theatres in England, including the Hampstead, Theatre Royal Stratford East, King's Head, Sheffield Crucible, Leicester Haymarket, Cheltenham Everyman, Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festivals etc., as well as abroad. His children's books, especially the Jeremy James series, have been translated into many languages, and his novel The Coachman Rat achieved critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Many of his works can be downloaded on For many years he lectured at the universities of Bristol (England) and Konstanz (Germany), where he founded and ran the university theatre. He is also a translator, and the range of his work covers children's novels by Kirsten Boie, art history by Werner Hofmann, travel books by Peter Sager, prose and poetry by Hermann Hesse, and literary theory by Wolfgang Iser. He is married, with three grown-up children, lives in Taunton, Somerset, still plays cricket, has one grandchild, and would dearly love to have a few more.

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