It's been a busy week. I shouldn't say “busy”. It's as if I am not doing what I love doing. It's been an intense week. Having presented one award at the start of this week today I finished the scripts for another; The George Devine Award for The Royal Court Theatre. It's a pleasure and honour to be exploring the work of such talented people. It's a serious business. The prize is ten thousand pounds.
My friend Fred D'aguair writer and academic is here in June. Here is a guardian blog he wrote recently about the Virginia tech Massacre as he worked there. Here is the blog I wrote that went in on monday. On Sunday Riz Ahmed was on stage at The Baftas as a cast member of award winning Britz. On Monday I was giving an award meanwhile Shlomo was less than a mile away, a nominee for the prs music awards. All of these people are Southbank artists in residence. Something is happening.
Shlomo has a podcast. I am on it. It's here . Got some great news today. My book Listener will have a RANKIN Photograph on the cover. He is Britains most famous photographer. Nice person too, very funny, which is kinda cool. The picture was originally taken for the Royal Festival Hall.