Timberlake Wertenbaker is the
author of Our Country's Good.
She was the writer-in-residence at the Royal Court Theatre in 1985. Her
plays include The Third, which won an all-London playwright's award,
Anatomies, Inside Out, Home Leave, Abel's Sister, Three Birds Alighting
on a Field, which won the Critics' Circle London Theatre Award and
the Writers' Guild Award for Best West End play of 1991, and The Break
Ms. Wertenbaker is also a
world-renowned translator of the French playwright Marivaux. In 1985 her
play The Grace of Mary Traverse won her the Plays and Players Most
Promising Playwright Award and in 1988 Our Country's Good won the
Olivier Award for Play of the Year.