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August Wilson was a major American playwright whose work has been consistently acclaimed as among the finest of the American theater. His first play, Ma Raineys Black Bottom, won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best new play of 1984-85. His second play, Fences, won numerous awards for best play of the year, 1987, including the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. Joe Turners Come and Gone, his third play, was voted best play of 1987-1988 by the New York Drama Critics Circle. In 1990, Wilson was awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for The Piano Lesson. He died in 2005.