New Works Now (2): Wayne Lawson


Meet Wayne Lawson, who, along with Julian Sancton, adapted THE LAND WHERE THE KING IS A CHILD, written by one of France's most important authors Henri de Montherlant. THE LAND WHERE THE KING IS A CHILD is our second production in the New Works Now (2) new play festival!


Wayne Lawson has served as the executive literary editor for Vanity Fair for more than three decades, helping to define the magazine’s voice and oversee its coverage of topics from art to politics, editing some of the most influential authors of the last thirty years. A Princeton class of ’54, he earned his M.F.A. from University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He worked editing encyclopedias for Grolier when he first moved to New York and later worked for the New York Times Book Review. In his first year at Vanity Fair, he oversaw a two-part investigation of the trial of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie by Francine du Plessix Gray that won Vanity Fair its first National Magazine Award for reporting.



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