New award for John Lahr

john lahrJohn Lahr was recently awarded The National Arts Club Medal of Honour for Achievement in the Theatrical Arts, the first critic ever to win the award which has been given in the past to such luminaries as Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Lin Manuel-Miranda.

John Lahr wins eighth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for MAD PILGRIMAGE OF THE FLESH

John Lahr has won the eighth annual Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography for Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. The book was described at the prizegiving ceremony by panel member Michael Simkins as the “definitive biography” of Tennessee Williams. John Lahr said, “You don’t write books for prizes, but it’s amazing how thrilling it… Continue Reading

New book – JOY RIDE

John Lahr’s latest book JOY RIDE, including his very best New Yorker profiles and reviews, will be published by Norton (US) and Bloomsbury (UK) in September. Stay tuned for further details… ‘John Lahr writes ­ beautifully ­ about the theatre and those who make it with an unrivalled blend of enthusiasm, perception and analytical precision. This book… Continue Reading

More press acclaim for John Lahr’s Tennessee Williams biography

Tennessee Wiiliams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh has been picked amongst the best books of the year in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Financial Times, the Kirkus Service and Publishers Weekly Continue Reading

Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh wins audio award

Audio book award-winner Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr | Read by Elizabeth Ashley 26.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014 ‘With her smoky voice and Southern accent, Elizabeth Ashley is the perfect narrator for this “warts and all” biography of one of America’s most treasured literary icons. Ashley is no stranger to the works of Tennessee… Continue Reading