Lynn Nottage is an American playwright whose work often focuses on the experience of working-class people, particularly working-class people who are Black. She has received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice: in 2009 for her play Ruined, and in 2017 for her play Sweat.
Nottage's plays are known for their complex characters, their powerful storytelling, and their insights into the human condition. She has written about a wide range of topics, including race, class, gender, and identity. Her plays have been produced all over the world, and she is one of the most celebrated playwrights of her generation.
In addition to her Pulitzer Prizes, Nottage has also won numerous other awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship, the Obie Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.