Shelagh Delaneyis a British playwright and screenwriter. She wrote A Taste of Honey, the play for which she is most famous, at the age of 19. Born in Salford in 1938, she is regarded as one of the pioneers of the ‘kitchen sink’ realism of the late 1950s and 1960s. Delaney was writing at a time when women’s voices were virtually unheard in British theatre. She wanted to put working-class life and language on the stage, to portray ordinary life in all its colour and verve.