Richard Mason (novelist)

British writer

Richard Mason (16 May 1919-13 October 1997) was a British novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for writing The World of Suzie Wong. The book was adapted into a Broadway play in 1958. Mason's work became the basis for the 1960 film starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan.

Among Mason's film screenplays was At Town Like Alice. His work was nominated for the 1956 BAFTA British screenplay award.[1]

Selected worksEdit

In an overview of writings by and about Mason, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 20+ works in 180+ publications in 15 languages and 1,400+ library holdings.[2]

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  • The Wind Cannot Read, 1946
  • The Shadow and the Peak, 1949
  • The World of Suzie Wong, 1957
  • The Passionate Summer, 1958
  • The Fever Tree, 1962


  1. British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), 1956 British Screenplay; retrieved 2012-11-8.
  2. WorldCat Identities: Mason, Richard 1919-1997; retrieved 2012-11-5.

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