Ronald Harwood, CBE is a playwright and screenwriter. His screenplays for The Dresser and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly won him Oscar nominations, and for The Pianist he was awarded an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He served as president of English PEN between 1989 and 1993, and was the Chairman of the RSL from 2001 to 2004. He has been the President of the Royal Literary Fund since 2005. He is a Fellow of the RSL and received his CBE in 1999.