Alfred Fagon Award 2020 shortlist revealed

The Alfred Fagon Award panel has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Award which will be announced later this month.

The Award, first presented in 1996, recognises Black British playwrights of Caribbean or African heritage who are resident in the UK. The Award was created to celebrate the life and work of Alfred Fagon, a playwright and poet who lived in Jamaica and the UK, who died in 1986.

The shortlistees are:

babirye bukilwa …blackbird hour
Clint Dyer & Roy Williams – Death of England: Delroy
Daniel Ward – The Canary & The Crow
Emma Dennis-Edwards – BRICKS
JC Niala – Unsettled
Juliet Gilkes Romero – The Whip

The longlist from which these finalists were selected was as follows:

babirye bukilwa …blackbird hour
Chantelle Dusette EV(E)OLUTION
Clint Dyer & Roy Williams Death of England: Delroy
Daniel Ward The Canary & The Crow
Emma Dennis-Edwards BRICKS
Esohe Uwadiae She Is A Place Called Home
Inua Ellams Three Sisters
JC Niala Unsettled
Juliet Gilkes Romero The Whip
Lewis Charlesworth Token
Nicole Latchana The Process
Phoebe McIntosh The Soon Life
Ronke Adékoluẹjo Teleportation
Wela Mbusi A Far Cry From Home

Last year’s winner was Jasmine Lee-Jones, for her play seven methods of killing kylie jenner.

The Alfred Fagon Award is supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Good luck to all the listees – and the eventual winner!


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