Sunday, 16 March 2014

Congratulations To Brian McGilloway - Winner of the Tony Doyle Award For New Writers

Brian McGilloway from Derry has been awarded BBC Northern Ireland Drama's Tony Doyle New Writers' Award receiving a £2,000 cash prize and the position of Writer in Residence at BBC Northern Ireland for six months. During that time he will gain an introduction to the world of television drama.

Brian  is already the bestselling author of two critically acclaimed series of crime novels, Inspector Benedict Devlin and DCI Lucy banks. His winning entry, Little Emperors, is an accomplished Belfast set script, introducing two brand new detectives.

Brian McGilloway Winner of the Tony Doyle Award

On winning the award, McGilloway said: "I’m thrilled to have won the Tony Doyle Award and to have the opportunity to develop my writing career further with the support of BBC Northen Ireland Drama. As a crime writer, I’m particularly happy to have a chance to learn from a team which, with shows like Line of Duty and The Fall, is producing some of the most interesting and exciting UK crime series on TV at the moment”.

The awards were judged by Stephen Wright, Head of BBC Northern Ireland, Kate Rowland Head of BBC Writersroom, Sarah Stack, Senior Script Executive, BBC Northern Ireland and Adrian Dunbar, of the BBC Two hit network drama Line of Duty 1&2.

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