Patrons of the Beckett International Foundation

Since its inception in 1988, the Beckett International Foundation has had a distinguished list of patrons who have lent their support to the engagement with and study of the works of Samuel Beckett at the University of Reading

Existing Patrons

  • Walter Asmus
  • Paul Auster
  • John Banville
  • Edward Beckett
  • Dr J. M. Coetzee
  • Professor S. E. Gontarski
  • Grey Gowrie
  • John Haynes
  • Emeritus Professor James Knowlson OBE
  • Barry McGovern
  • His Excellency Dan Mulhall
  • Professor Andrew Renton
  • Tom Stoppard CBE
  • Erika Tophoven
  • Ulla Unseld-Berkewicz

Past Patrons

  • Edward Albee
  • Anne Atik
  • Louis Le Brocquy
  • John Calder
  • Professor Ruby Cohn
  • Professor Martin Esslin OBE
  • Matthew Evans
  • Brian Friel
  • Sir Joseph Gold
  • Sir Peter Hall CBE
  • Seamus Heaney
  • Jocelyn Herbert ARCA
  • Jérôme Lindon
  • Anthony Minghella
  • Charles Monteith
  • Caroline (Beckett) Murphy
  • Harold Pinter CBE
  • Barney Rosset
  • Dorothy Tutin CBE
  • Dr Siegfried Unseld
  • Billie Whitelaw CBE