Born: March 30, 1937
Occupation: Poet, dramatist, librettist
Biography: Tony Harrison is an English poet and playwright. He is noted for controversial works such as the poem V, as well as his versions of dramatic works: from ancient Greek (eg the tragedies Oresteia and Hecuba, from French Molière's The Misanthrope, from Middle English The Mysteries. He is also noted for his outspoken views, particularly against the Iraq War.