Robin by OrganROBIN CHAPMAN  is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter.

He began his career as an actor at Cambridge (he played Hamlet in the ADC’s centenary production and was president of the Marlowe Society) before holding a spear at Stratford-Upon-Avon, working in repertory and then joining Joan Littlewood’s revolutionary Theatre Workshop where he turned to writing.

Among his stage plays are High Street China, Guests and One of Us. His television plays have won awards from the Mystery Writers of America and the Writers Guild as well as a BAFTA nomination. Three of his ten novels to date form a trilogy extending the lives and experiences of characters found in Don Quixote. Reviewing the first book of the trilogy The Duchess’s Diary in the Times Literary Supplement E.C. Riley said that it “shows a truer understanding of Cervantes than twenty books of criticism” while Karl Miller in the London Review of Books acclaimed Chapman’s “learned and yet fully animate invention”.

 

Novels
A Waste of Public Money
My Vision’s Enemy
Big Breadwinner Hog
Christoferus or Tom Kyd’s Revenge
Wartimes
The Secret of the World
The Spanish Trilogy
Shakespeare’s Don Quixote
Throwing Pigeons Out of Aeroplanes

Plays
High Street China
Gymnasium
Guests
One of Us
Consequences

Screenplays
The Fellows
Spindoe
Big Breadwinner Hog
Jumping Bean Bag
Holly
The Triple Echo
A Picture of Katherine Mansfield
Grease Monkey
Come the Revolution
Skin
The Aerodrome
Blunt

Mixed Media
Exhibopera

Non-Fiction
The City and the Court:
Five Seventeenth Century London Comedies (edited, with an introduction)