Athol Fugard is an internationally-acclaimed South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director. He is best known for his political plays opposing the system of apartheid and for the Academy Award-winning film of his novel, Tsotsi. The recipient of many awards, honors, and honorary degrees, including the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver "for his excellent contribution and achievements in the theatre" from the government of South Africa, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
His plays include The Train Driver, Have You Seen Us, Coming Home, Victory, Booitjie and the Oubaas, Exits and Entrances, The Captain's Tiger: a memoir for the stage, Valley Song, Playland, My Children! My Africa!, A Place with the Pigs: a personal parable, The Road to Mecca, Master Harold and the Boys, The Drummer, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, No-Good Friday, Nongogo, Blood Knot, and the Award-winning, Sizwe Banzi is Dead.