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James Richard Magruder, American writer, translator. Recipient John Gassner prize Yale Theater Magazine, New Haven, 1987, 88; named Outstanding Literary Translation of the Year, American Literary Translators Association, 1997, writer-in-residence New Harmony (Indiana) Project, 2000; Jerome fellow American Theatre Magazine, New York City, 1992.


Magruder, James Richard was born on October 8, 1960 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Frederick Elliott Magruder and Carolyn Ann Schroen.


Bachelor in French Literature, Cornell University, 1982. Master of Arts in French Literature, Yale University, 1984. Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy, Yale University, 1992.


Literary manager La Jolla (California) Playhouse, 1990-1991. Dramaturg Center Stage, Baltimore, since 1991. Visiting lecturer Yale School Drama, New Haven, since 1997, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1999-2000.

Consultant National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, since 1997.



Frederick Elliott Magruder

Carolyn Ann Schroen