Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. His novels include Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies and Skios. His seventeen plays range from Noises Off, recently chosen as one of the nation's three favourite plays, to Copenhagen, which won the 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year and the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play. He is married to the writer Claire Tomalin.

Photo credit: Ekko von Schwichow

Watch

Watch Michael Frayn's Guardian interview here 

Watch Michael Frayn on how he wrote Skios here 

Watch Michael Frayn's Guardian Book Club discussion on Spies here 

Read

Michael Frayn's Paris Review interview on the art of the theatre here  

Praise

'The most delightful, sophisticated novel: Michael Frayn is probably England's funniest writer.' New York Times on Towards the End of the Morning

'As brilliant as all Michael Frayn's work.' P.G. Wodehouse on The Tin Men

'Frayn has never written more seductively and surely than in this book.' Sunday Times on Spies

'Fans of [Frayn's] fabulously metaphysical farce will laugh themselves sick at this novel ... Frayn can't write a sentence without making you giggle but when he's in full comic flow he's a miracle of nature.' Daily Express on Skios

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