Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson has been diagnosed with liver cancer and told a newspaper in his native Pittsburgh that he is dying.
Wilson has recently been completing his 10-play cycle chronicling the black experience in 20th-century America. Two of the plays in this cycle – “Fences” and “The Piano Lesson” earned Pulitzer Prizes. The 10th and final play, “Radio Golf,” is now running at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Wilson was diagnosed with the ailment in June. He is 60 years old and lives in Seattle.