Podcast: The RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award 2017

Published 25 June 2017

Hear Cherise Saywell’s winning story read aloud to a live audience by actress Dame Penelope Wilton, followed by a discussion of the work with the author.

  • Critically acclaimed British actress Dame Penelope Wilton narrates this year’s winning story from the RA and Pin Drop Short Story Award – Morelia Spilota by Cherise Saywell. The reading is followed by a discussion of the work with the author.

    The RA and Pin Drop’s short story award offers a unique platform for emerging and established writers to showcase their short stories. The judging panel includes Pin Drop co-founders Elizabeth Day and Simon Oldfield, and the RA’s Artistic Director, Tim Marlow.

    • Dame Penelope Wilton

      Dame Penelope Wilton

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      Dame Penelope Wilton is an award-winning actress of stage and screen. She has enjoyed an extensive career on stage, receiving six Olivier Award nominations before winning the 2015 Olivier Award for Best Actress for Taken at Midnight. Wilton has worked with world-leading directors including Steven Spielberg, Richard Attenborough and Woody Allen in films including Cry Freedom (1987), Calendar Girls (2003), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Match Point (2005), Pride & Prejudice (2005), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) and The BFG (2016), She is also known for starring roles on television series such as The Borrowers, Doctor Who and for her role as Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey.


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