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Michelene Wandor UK

Michelene Wandor, as well as being an acclaimed
poet, is an award-winning playwright, short-story
writer, broadcaster and historian of contemporary
theatre. Her 1987 dramatisation of Eugene Sue’s
The Wandering Jew was the first play by a woman
to be staged on one of the National Theatre’s main
stages. In the same year, her adaptation of The Belle
of Amherst
, about poet Emily Dickinson, won an
International Emmy for Thames TV. Her prolific
radio drama includes original plays about Spinoza
and the Italian Renaissance, as well as numerous
dramatisations of novels by Dostoyevsky, Jane
Austen, George Eliot, Kipling, Margaret Drabble and
many others. Her short stories include Guests in the
(Virago) and False Relations (Five Leaves). Her
books on contemporary culture include Post-War
British Drama: Looking Back in Gender
(Routledge), The
Art of Writing Drama
(Methuen) and The Author is not
Dead, Merely Somewhere Else
(Palgrave Macmillan),
a critical account of the history and practice of
Creative Writing.

Travellers is her seventh poetry book and the
fourth with Arc Publications. Her other Arc
collections are: Musica Transalpina (2005), a Poetry
Book Society Recommendation, The Music of the
(2006), and Natural Chemistry (2012).