William Motter Inge (May 3, 1913-June 10, 1973) was an American author and playwright, whose works feature solitary protagonists encumbered with strained sexual relations. His play \Picnic earned him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1953. In 1961, he won an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for Splendor in the Grass. Inge committed suicide in Los Angeles in 1973.
William Inge was the father of William Ralph Inge.