Michael Frayn - LiteratureSkip to main content Michael Frayn. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Michael Frayn was born in London in and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. Headlong was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while his most recent novel, Spies , won the Whitbread Novel Award. His fifteen plays range from Noises Off to Copenhagen and most recently Afterlife.
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Michael Frayn. West End rediscovers the pure joy of farce and missing trousers. Published: 6 Jul Noises Off review — Frayn's chaotic farce as thrilling as ever 4 out of 5 stars. Published: 3 Jul
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His latest play for the Royal National Theatre is Afterlife He has also translated a number of works from Russian, including plays by Chekhov and Tolstoy. His films for television include First and Last , for which he won an Emmy, and an adaptation of his novel A Landing on the Sun. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Clockwise , a comedy starring John Cleese. Michael Frayn enjoys equally successful careers as dramatist, novelist and translator, having started out as an award-winning journalist. But what is striking is the thematic consistency that underpins a vast and diverse output. Helpfully analysing his own early plays, Frayn once wrote that 'what they are all about in one way or another is the way in which we impose our ideas upon the world around us'.