The Blue Touch Paper NPR coverage of The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir by David Hare. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
NPR logo The Blue Touch Paper

The Blue Touch Paper

A Memoir

by David Hare

Hardcover, 320 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 |


Buy Featured Book

The Blue Touch Paper
A Memoir
David Hare

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

NPR Summary

One of Britain's best-known screenwriters and dramatists presents a vibrant and account of becoming a writer amid the enormous flux of postwar England, taking readers through his university days at Cambridge all the way up to his success as a playwright.

NPR stories about The Blue Touch Paper

Dramatist David Hare Says, Like Many Writers, He's Driven By Doubt

  • Download
  • <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript