About Harold

Harold Taw, photo by Nubar Alexanian

Harold Taw is the author of the debut novel Adventures of the Karaoke King (AmazonEncore 2011).

Harold is an attorney who graduated from Yale Law School and was a Fulbright Scholar who studied the spread of AIDS in rural Thailand. He received an Artist Trust grant to research his second novel, SATURDAY'S CHILD, in cities and villages in Thailand and Burma. His first screenplay, DOG PARK, has received recognition in domestic and international film festivals and competitions. He was a fellow in the 2011 Jack Straw Writers Program, which promotes audio recordings of written work. And, yes, he feeds monkeys every year on his birthday for reasons best-known to a Buddhist monk from a bygone era and explained in a short essay for the NPR series and anthology This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women.

Harold is participating as a bookwriter in The 5th Avenue Theatre's Writers Group, a two-year program that culminates in production of one-act musicals in 2014, and staged readings of two-act musicals in 2015. His dark, children's tale, "The Repository of Broken Dreams," may be found in the anthology What to Read in the Rain (2013). He is currently writing a musical with the leaders of the Seattle band Poland, co-authoring a graphic novel, penning his next novel, and occasionally looking rather ragged.

Harold was interviewed for Humanities Washington's online magazine Spark.