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Encyclopedia > Carey Harrison

Carey Harrison (born 1944) is an English novelist and dramatist.

Harrison was born in London to Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer, and raised in Los Angeles and New York, where he attended the LycĂ©e Francais. Subsequently he attended Sunningdale Preparatory School, Harrow School, and Jesus College, Cambridge. Sir Reginald Carey Rex Harrison (b. ... Lilli Palmer (born Lillie Marie Peiser on May 24, 1914 in Posen, Prussia, Germany (then - after WW I - PoznaÅ„, Poland) - January 27, 1986 in Los Angeles) was an international actress. ...

His first play, Dante Kaputt, was staged at the Phoenix Theatre, Leicester, in 1966. Subsequent plays were premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and the Stables Theatre in Manchester, where Harrison was Resident Playwright during 1969 and '70. His drama output for radio and television includes numerous award-winning plays, among them the WorldPlay award in 2005 for the best play from an English-language broadcaster. This play, Hitler in Therapy, was Harrison's 100th drama to be recorded in a UK studio.

17 hours of Harrison's teleplays have been seen on Masterpiece Theatre, including the mini-series Freud.

He is the author of 16 novels, most notably Richard's Feet, published by Holt in the US and by Heinemann in Britain, winner of the Encore Award from the UK Society of Authors. Harrison has received numerous grants from the UK Arts Council, and his prizes include Sony awards, the Giles Cooper Award, and the Best Play award from the Berlin Society for the Arts. His work has been translated into thirteen languages.

Harrison lives in upstate New York with his wife and youngest daughter, and is Professor of English at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.



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