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This update features six new biographies of important American writers. It includes mystery writer Charlotte Armstrong; children’s book author Barbara Cooney; social critic and journalist Nat Hentoff; film critic Richard Schickel; conservative writer Charles Krauthammer; and playwright Edward Albee.
Edward Albee (1928–2016) was one of the most decorated playwrights of the twentieth century. His first Broadway production, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1962) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Tony Award for Best Play. He won three Pulitzer Prizes for plays in three different decades: A Delicate Balance (1967), Seascape (1975), and Three Tall Women (1994).