David Henry Hwang


Born
in Los Angeles, California, The United States
August 11, 1957


David Henry Hwang (Chinese: 黃哲倫; pinyin: Huáng Zhélún; born August 11, 1957) is an American playwright who has risen to prominence as the preeminent Asian American dramatist in the U.S.

He was born in Los Angeles, California and was educated at the Yale School of Drama and Stanford University. His first play was produced at the Okada House dormitory at Stanford and he briefly studied playwriting with Sam Shepard and María Irene Fornés.

He is the author of M. Butterfly (1988 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Awards, Pulitzer finalist), Golden Child (1998 Tony nomination, 1997 OBIE Award), FOB (1981 OBIE Award), The Dance and the Railroad (Drama Desk nomination), Family Devotions (Drama Desk Nomination), Sound and Beauty, and Bondage. His newest
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Average rating: 3.93 · 13,178 ratings · 660 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
M. Butterfly

3.96 avg rating — 10,925 ratings — published 1988 — 30 editions
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Yellow Face

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3.95 avg rating — 511 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Chinglish

3.88 avg rating — 281 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Golden Child

3.74 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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FOB and Other Plays

3.75 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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The Sound of a Voice

3.67 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Trying to Find Chinatown: T...

3.74 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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Flower Drum Song

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3.14 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2003
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Dance the Railroad and Fami...

3.73 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1983
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Trying to Find Chinatown an...

3.79 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1996
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