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 librettist/lyricist 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.