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August Wilson
  • Name: August Wilson
  • Born: 04/27/1945
  • Died: 10/02/2005 (60 years old)
  • Occupation: Author, playwright

August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each work in the series is set in a different decade, and depicts comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century.

Birth Name: Frederick August Kittel Jr.

Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1987, 1990), Whiting Award (1986), , Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities (2004)

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Death Place: Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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