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Peter Shaffer began his writing career with a teleplay, The Salt Land (1955), and a radio play, The Prodigal Father (1955). Shaffer has also written several novels. With his twin brother, Anthony Shaffer, he wrote The Woman in the Wardrobe (1951), published in England under the collective pen name Peter Antony. The two brothers also collaborated on two more novels: How Doth the Little Crocodile? (1952), likewise issued under the pen name Peter Antony, and Withered Murder (1955), published under both authors’ real names. Macmillan published Withered Murder (1956) and How Doth the Little Crocodile? (1957) in the United States, using the authors’ real names. Shaffer also wrote the screenplays for The Public Eye (1972), Equus (1977), and Amadeus (1984), the last of which won the 1985 Academy Award for Best Screenplay Adaptation.