Nell Dunn was born in London in 1936. She has written extensively for television and theatre, and has also had several novels published, including UP THE JUNCTION and POOR COW, which was made into a film by Ken Loach.
Her play about stroke victims, LOST AND FOUND, had a reading at the Tristan Bates Theatre in January 2009, and her latest play, HOME DEATH, opened in July 2011 at the Finborough Theatre. She is currently working on a play for teenagers, BULLIES.
Other plays include: CANCER TALES (New Wolsey Theatre, 2005 and BBC Radio 4, 2009); BABE (2-Way Mirror Theatre Co, 1998); SISTERS (Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, 1994); THE LITTLE HEROINE (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, 1988); STEAMING (Theatre Royal, Stratford East / Comedy Theatre, West End – has also been produced in Norway, Sweden, Spain, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Hungary – it won the SWET, Evening Standard and Susan Smith Blackburn Awards for the Best Play of 1981, revived at the Piccadilly Theatre in 1997) and I WANT (Liverpool Playhouse, 1976).
For television, she has written EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE (Granada, 1985); POOR COW (1966) and UP THE JUNCTION (1963), directed by Ken Loach.
Books include: MY SILVER SHOES (Bloomsbury); GRANDMOTHERS TALKING TO NELL DUNN (Chatto, 1993); I WANT with Adrian Henri (Cape, 1972); POOR COW (Virago, 1966); UP THE JUNCTION (Virago, 1963); THE MUSE (Hachette, 2020).
Other published work includes: TALKING TO WOMEN; FREDDIE GETS MARRIED; THE INCURABLE; TEAR HIS HEAD OFF HIS SHOULDERS and THE ONLY CHILD.