Thursday, November 13, 2008

Finally... I can tell you what I won!

I've been keeping it in for three months and now, finally, I can announce: I am the European regional winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's short story competition. I went to the awards ceremony tonight, it was wonderful, in a beautiful historic building in London, on Pall Mall.

There are more details on the website and you can download an audio version of my very short story, Straight Up, read by a professional actor. I still can't quite believe it...very very thrilling!

Huge congratulations to Julie Curwin, the overall winner, who came over from Canada, and all the other regional winners and highly commended writers, some of whom I had the privilege of meeting tonight. I can't wait to listen to everyone's stories. A great and wonderful celebration of the short story!

23 comments:

DOGZPLOT said...

CONGRATS

- BARRY

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks, Barry!

Tricia Dower said...

That's fantastic, Tania. What a thrill and an honour. Having your story read by a professional actor is a real bonus. Congrats big time!

Nik's Blog said...

Wow! I'm grinning from ear to ear for you (really, I am!). Bloody wonderful.

Nik X

John said...

Sounds wonderful. Congrats.

pierre l said...

Wow! This is fantastic Tania. Well done.

Kathie said...

Why doesn't this surprise me? Congratulations, Tania! Well deserved, too! I'm so very happy with you and can't wait to share this with my fellow writers! Woot, woot!

Merc said...

Brilliant news, Tania! What a retreating treat!

Tania Hershman said...

Thank you, all! Celebrating it with you makes it all seem real :)

Anne Brooke said...

Many congrats indeed!

Axxx

Julia Bohanna said...

Tania

Now that mystery has been cleared up and what a fantastic outcome. This is developing into a very good year for you. It must have been so frustrating not being able to tell people, though......just burning on the tip of your tongue....

Well done, Mrs Talent!

Sara said...

Tania, many congratulations! I just listened to your wonderful story, you capture so much in it! Well done indeed. X

Tim Jones said...

That's superb, Tania - well done!

Sarah Hilary said...

Wonderful wonderful news, Tania! You must still be on a high. Congratulations! xxx

cherys said...

Congratulations Tania, that's excellent news.
S

Douglas Bruton said...

I had heard the rumours and guessed it must be this... fantatstic news, Tania... briliant achievement... shining bright.

Enjoy the glory

D

salil chaturvedi said...

Congrats Tania! It is a very nice story. And yes, the three month embargo was one of the toughest things about the award! Wishing you many more successes - Salil (Asia region, winner)

Elizabeth Baines said...

Huge congratulations, Tania! That's fantastic!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

That is a relief... I can now post when I get back!

So may congrats T. Richly deserved.

love from ireland

Hassy said...

well done tania! Can't believe you managed to hold it in all that time. You must be well chuffed! WE're all well chuffed for you! (ps when are you coming back?)

E.P. Chiew said...

Oh how truly fantastic!!! COngratulations mwah mwah mwah!!! Well done you. Very very thrilled for you. Double reason to celebrate next week! And look forward to be able to read this story somehow!

XOXO
ELaine

dbalehane said...

Massive congratulations! I'm off right now to download the audio!

Tania Hershman said...

Thank you all so much! And congrats Salil, lovely of you to stop by. I'm looking forward to hearing your story!