Arnold Wesker, who was knighted in the 2006 New Year's Honours list for services to drama, is a major British playwright. Born in London in 1932, he achieved early critical success with the three plays known as The Wesker Trilogy (1958-60). Since then he has written around forty more plays, as well as opera librettos and scripts for film, TV and radio. He lives in Hay-on-Wye.
"Arnold's Wesker's reputation has survived the vicissitudes of fashion, and it is now easier to see the lasting strengths and variety of his work." Margaret Drabble