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Timberlake Wertenbaker

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, New 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 of Day.

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.