About Harold

Harold Taw, photo by Nubar Alexanian
Harold Taw is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. His debut novel was Adventures of the Karaoke King (Lake Union Publishing 2011). His writing has been featured on NPR, in a New York Times bestselling anthology, and in The Seattle Times; his screenplay DOG PARK has garnered recognition in domestic and international film festivals and competitions. Harold wrote the book for two musicals commissioned and presented as staged readings by The 5th Avenue Theatre: the full-length PERSUASION (2015), based on Jane Austen’s final novel; and the original one-act THE MISSED CONNECTIONS CLUB (2014), which won Third Place in the 2015 Frostburg State University One-Act Competition, was a finalist in the Arts Club of Washington’s 2014 One-Act Play Competition, and was longlisted for the 2015 British Theatre Challenge. Harold is currently completing a novel about a turbulent adolescence in Southeast Asia and co-curating WordsWest Literary Series. A Yale Law School graduate and a Fulbright Scholar, Harold’s research and writing have been supported by, among others, 826 Seattle, Artist Trust, Centrum, the Helen Riaboff Whiteley Center, Humanities Washington, Jack Straw Productions, and Wing Luke Museum.

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