Tim Fountain is a British playwright and author.  His plays include Sex Addict (Royal Court and Schaubuehne, Berlin) Resident Alien  (Bush and New York Theatre Workshop, also broadcast on BBC Radio 3), Julie Burchill Is Away, Hotboi, Queen of the Nile and How To Lose Friends and Alienate People (Soho) featuring such actors as Bette Bourne, Jackie Clune, Dudley Sutton, Jack Davenport, and Con O Neil.  He has also written for television and radio and was a principal writer on Bob and Margaret (Channel Four/Comedy Central, USA).

Tim’s books include Quentin Crisp: a biography (Absolute Press) and So you want to be a playwright? (Nick Hern Books) Rude Britannia (Weidenfeld and Nicolson) and the novel Television Street (Brass Books). Tim has also written journalism for amongst others the Guardian, Daily Mail,  Sunday Times,  Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, New Statesman and Attitude magazine.

An irregular broadcaster Tim has appeared on Newsnight, Women’s Hour, Saturday Review and Loose Ends on BBC Radio Four and Weekender on BBC Radio 2.  He has also presented a documentary about the death of Quentin Crisp for Channel Four and another for the BBC World service and featured in the BBC 2 documentaries Circumcise Me and Am I Normal?

Tim is also a regular teacher of playwriting and has tutored for numerous organizations  including The Central School of Speech and Drama, The Arvon Foundation and MIT in the USA.  He was Literary Manager of the Bush Theatre from 1997 - 2001 and a lecturer in creative writing at Strathclyde University from 2006-2009.

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