'[Gray's journals] are works of rare honesty, humanity and wit that are surely destined to be read with pleasure a hundred years from now' Sunday Telegraph
Simon Gray was awarded a CBE in the 2005 New Years Honours list. He is the author of over 30 plays, including Butley (1971), The Common Pursuit (1984) and Cell Mates (1995). He has published several volumes of diaries and books about the theatre, including The Smoking Diaries, Enter a Fox and Fat Chance all published by Granta. Simon Gray died in 2008
"- 'A new volume of diaries from Simon Gray is always a rare treat' Evening Standard -'A great achievement, a terrific read, every page crammed with jokes, philosophical observations... Volume III is keenly awaited' Lloyd Evans, Spectator - 'His apparently spontaneous, but I suspect meticulously crafted journals are highly addictive, often wildly funny but also, and this is increasingly the case, deeply moving.... they are works of rare honesty, humanity and wit that are surely destined to be read with pleasure a hundred years from now' Sunday Telegraph - '**** There are few things more enjoyable than reading the diaries of Simon Gray... (they) are very, very, funny.' - Irish mail on Sunday"