SPURLING, John. British (born Kenya), b. 1936. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Novels, Plays/Screenplays, Art/Art history. Career: Announcer, BBC Radio, London, 1963-66; Henfield Writing Fellow, University of East Anglia, 1973; Art Critic, New Statesman, London, 1976-88. Publications: Macrune's Guevara (Play), 1969; In the Heart of the British Museum (play), 1972; (with J. Fletcher) Samuel Beckett: A Study of His Plays, 1972, as Beckett the Playwright, 3rd ed., 1985; Shades of Heathcliff, and Death of Captain Doughty (plays), 1975; The British Empire, part I (play), 1982; Graham Greene, 1983; The Ragged End (novel), 1989; After Zenda (novel), 1995. Address: c/o MLR Ltd, Douglas House, 16-18 Douglas Street, London SW1P 4PB, England.