Anne Devlin

Anne Devlin was born in Belfast; she was a teacher from 1974-1978 and started writing fiction in 1976 in Germany.  Her short stories are published by Faber in a collection entitled THE WAYPAVER.


Anne has won numerous awards, including the Hennessy Literary Award (1982) for Short Stories and the Samuel Beckett Award (1985) for TV Drama. She was the only woman nominated for the Lloyds Playwright of the Year Award for AFTER EASTER in 1994.


Film/Television: THE TELLING (Company Pictures/Channel 4 – 60' ep); TITANIC TOWN (Company Pictures – feature released 1998 dir. Roger Michel starring Julie Walters & Ciaran Hinds, published by Faber); MRS JORDAN'S  PROFESSION (Free Range Films, 1998 based on the Claire Tomalin biography); VIGO (co-writer, Impact Pictures/Channel 4 released 1998 dir. Julian Temple); WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Paramount Films, 1992 adaptation dir. Peter Kosminsky); THE RAINBOW (BBC Television serial, 1988 rptd 1993, adapted from the D H Lawrence novel, dir. Stuart Burge – awarded San Francisco TV & Film, Venus de Milo and 11th International American Cable TV ACE); THE VENUS DE MILO INSTEAD (BBC TV, 1987 dir. Danny Boyle, winner San Francisco Film & TV Festival Best Entertainment Drama); NAMING THE NAMES (BBC TV, 1987 dir. Stuart Burge, winner of Best drama, Celtic Film Festival); THE LONG MARCH (BBC TV, 1983 dir. Chris Parr, winner of Samuel Becket award for Best First Play); A WOMAN CALLING (BBC TV, 1983 dir. Sarah Pia Anderson).


Theatre: AFTER EASTER (1994 RSC at the Other Place, dir. Mike Attenborough, published by Faber); HEARTLANDERS (co-writer, 1989 Birmingham community play, dir. Chris Parr, published by Nick Hern Books); OURSELVES ALONE (1985 Liverpool Playhouse, Royal Court Theatre and Dublin Theatre - 1986 winner of: George Devine award, Irish Post award, Time Out Fringe, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and Lawrence Olivier, best fringe play nomination – published by Faber).


Radio: THE FORGOTTEN (16 January 2009, BBC R4); THE UNCLE FROM A MIRACLE (1991), FIRST BITE (1990) and FIVE NOTES AFTER A VISIT (1986) all written and read by the author for BBC R4.


Anne has also adapted some of her short stories, plays and screenplays for radio: AFTER EASTER (1997), NAMING THE NAMES (1986) and THE LONG MARCH (1984).

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