Anton Piatigorsky

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Anton Piatigorsky

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Anton Piatigorsky is an award-winning writer of fiction, plays and librettos. "The Iron Bridge," his first work of fiction, is a collection of short stories about 20th Century dictators as teenagers, and was named a runner up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. "Al-Tounsi," a novel, tells the behind-the-scenes story of U.S. Supreme Court justices as they consider a landmark case involving the rights of detainees held in an overseas U.S. military base. As a playwright, Anton has received two Dora Mavor Moore awards for best new play, the Summerworks Prize, the 2005 Elinore and Lou Siminovitch Protégé Award for playwrighting, and numerous other nominations. His plays include “The Kabbalistic Psychoanalysis of Adam R. Tzaddik,” “Mysterium Tremendum,” “The Offering,” “Easy Lenny Lazmon and the Great Western Ascension,” and “Eternal Hydra.” More Anton Piatigorsky here.