Jez Butterworth is the author of five plays: Mojo (Royal Court, 1995), The Night Heron (Royal Court, 2002), The Winterling ((Royal Court, 2006), Parlour Song (Almeida, 2009) and Jerusalem (Royal Court, 2009). He has been nominated for an Olivier Award three times, winning once. He has won two Evening Standard Awards, two Critics’ Circle awards, two Writers’ Guild of Great Britain awards and the George Devine Award. In 2007 he received the E M Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Somerset.