Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Imison and Tinniswood Radio Award winners

The Writers' Guild and the Society of Authors have announced the results of the 2009 Imison and Tinniswood Radio Awards:
  • The Tinniswood Award Winner (for the best original radio drama script broadcast during 2008) - Goldfish Girl by Peter Souter, produced by Gordon House for BBC Radio Drama.
  • The Tinniswood Award Highly Recommended - Far North by Louis Nowra, produced by Judith Kampfner, Corporation For Independent Media
  • The Imison Award Winner (for the best original radio drama script by a writer new to radio, broadcast during 2008) - Girl From Mars by Lucy Caldwell, produced by Anne Simpson for BBC Northern Ireland
Awards of £1,500 (sponsored by the ALCS and The Peggy Ramsay Foundation) and digital radios (donated by PURE) were presented to the two winning writers by film director and writer Mike Hodges at a ceremony in London last night.

Girl from Mars was Lucy Caldwell's first radio play. As a playwright she has won the George Devine Award 2006 and as a novelist she was shortlisted for the inaugural EDS Dylan Thomas Prize.

Peter Souter was formally the Worldwide Creative Director of one of the biggest advertising agencies in Britain. Goldfish Girl was his second radio play.

A number of the winning and shortlisted plays will be repeated in the Afternoon Play slot on Radio 4 in the week beginning 23 November. All the plays will receive a further broadcast on BBC7 over January 2010.

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