August Wilson

August Wilson was the most iconic African American playwright of the late-twentieth century, most known for the Century Cycle, a series of ten plays set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Of these, Fences earned him a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award in 1987, and another Pulitzer Prize in 1990, for The Piano Lesson . In 1996, Seven Guitars premiered on the Broadway stage, followed by King Hedley II in 2001 and Gem of the Ocean in 2004.