Wallace Shawn is an acclaimed American playwright, essayist and actor. He is the author of two collections: Night Thoughts (2017) and Essays (2009). Wallace’s plays have received three Obie Awards (Off-Broadway Theatre Awards) and two have been adapted into films. In 2005 he was honoured with the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation of Theatre Award as a Master American Dramatist. Wallace’s filmography lists more than 80 titles, among which is the film for which he is arguably best known, The Princess Bride (1987).