Zinnie Harris

Zinnie Harris's plays include the multi-award-winning Further than the Furthest Thing, produced by the National Theatre/Tron Theatre in 2000 (1999 Peggy Ramsay Playwriting Award, 2001 John Whiting Award, Edinburgh Festival Fringe First award); Nightingale and Chase (Royal Court Theatre, 2001); By Many Wounds (Hampstead Theatre, 1999); and Silver Whale Fish and Master of the House (BBC Radio Four). Solstice, the first in a trilogy of plays, was staged in 2005 by the RSC, who had already presented Midwinter in 2004; the last, Fall, was staged at the Traverse, Edinburgh, in 2008. The Wheel was staged at the Traverse Theatre by the National Theatre of Scotland in 2011. Zinnie Harris has received an Arts Foundation Fellowship for playwriting, and was Writer in Residence at the RSC, 2000-2001.

Books by Zinnie Harris

Is the settling of scores a necessary step towards restoring peace after a bloody conflict?

Set against a war-crimes trial at the end of a civil war, Fall explores the ...

On a remote island in the middle of the Atlantic secrets are buried. When the outside world comes calling, intent on manipulation for political and economic reasons, the islanders find ...

The Helmers are all set to enjoy Christmas. Torvald has been promoted and Nora is delighted. Everything at last seems to be going right, until a visitor arrives uninvited and ...

In the oppressive heat of Midsummer’s Eve, Julie, daughter of the lord, is drawn into a dangerous tryst with her father’s butler. As the night wears on, the ...

A pedlar announces that the war is over; and as the soldiers return in the fragile peace that follows, the starving people are left to build new lives, to forge ...

'Played this game. Inside, with the other girls. The 'he is going to meet you' game. The 'he is going to meet you with flowers' game. The 'he is going ...

A family is riven by intergenerational conflict when forced to resettle in an oppressive state. Solstice explores themes of faith and terror in a world slipping out of control.

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A man is banished in a soldier’s hearing. His daughter is left to wander. In a rash moment, Beatriz offers to take the child back to her father, and ...

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