Quotes by Athol Fugard

About Athol Fugard:

Harold Athol Lanigan Fugard is a South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director who writes in English. He is best known for his political plays opposing the system of apartheid and for the 2005 Academy Award-winning film of his novel Tsotsi, directed by Gavin Hood. Fugard is an adjunct professor of playwriting, acting and directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego. For the academic year 2000–2001, he was the IU Class of 1963 Wells Scholar Professor at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. The recipient of many awards, honours, and honorary degrees, including the 2005 Order of Ikhamanga in Silver "for his excellent contribution and achievements in the theatre" from the government of South Africa. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Author Bio

  • NameAthol Fugard
  • DescriptionSouth African playwright
  • BornJune 11, 1932
  • CountrySouth Africa
  • ProfessionActor; Writer; Novelist
  • WorksBlood Knot
  • AwardsOrder Of Ikhamanga; Writers Guild Of America Award; Praemium Imperiale