Ronald Frame

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Ronald Frame (born 23 May 1953) is a prize-winning novelist, short story writer and dramatist. He was educated in Glasgow, and at Oxford University.

Unwritten Secrets,[1] a novel and his fifteenth book of fiction, was published in 2010.

He has written many original plays and adaptations (most recently The Other Simenon)[2] for BBC Radio.[3] His serial The Hydro (three series) was a popular success. A radio memoir of growing up in 50s and 60s Scottish suburbia, Ghost City,[4] transferred to BBC Television.

His first TV film Paris[5] won the Samuel Beckett Award and PYE’s ‘Most Promising Writer New to Television’ Award.

His papers, to 2000, can be accessed at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Fuller biographical details appear in Who’s Who (A & C Black), and in Debrett’s People of Today[6] and International Who’s Who.

For a comprehensive list of books and plays for radio and screen see external website link below.


  1. ^ Review of Unwritten Secrets on The Independent website, Wednesday 21 July 2010
  2. ^ Article on the BBC website for The Other Simenon, Last broadcast Friday 17 December 2010 on Radio 4
  3. ^ Ronald Frame's Profile on the BBC Scotland website
  4. ^ An interview with Ronald Frame about Ghost City on the BBC Scotland website
  5. ^ Entry from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) website for Paris
  6. ^ Ronald Frame's entry on the Debretts website
  7. ^ Ronald Frame's entry on the Polygon website


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