Episode 8 – Robert Shearman, a ‘Madman with a Book’
In this episode we’ll be featuring an interview with author and Doctor Who fan Robert Shearman, recorded the 27th of November, 2010 at the Chicago TARDIS convention.
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ABOUT OUR GUEST: Robert Shearman has worked as a writer for television, radio and the stage. He was appointed resident dramatist at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter and has received several international awards for his theatrical work, including the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, the World Drama Trust Award and the Guinness Award for Ingenuity in association with the Royal National Theatre. His plays have been regularly produced by Alan Ayckbourn, and on BBC Radio by Martin Jarvis. However, he is probably best known as a writer for Doctor Who, reintroducing the Daleks for its BAFTA winning first series, in an episode nominated for a Hugo Award.
His first collection of short stories, Tiny Deaths, was published by Comma Press in 2007. It won the World Fantasy Award for best collection, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and nominated for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. One of the stories from it was selected by the National Library Board of Singapore as part of the annual Read! Singapore campaign. In 2008 his short story project for BBC7, The Chain Gang, won him a Sony Award, and he provided a second series for them in 2009. His second collection, Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, was published in late 2009. It won the British Fantasy Award, the Edge Hill Short Story Reader’s Prize – making Shearman the first writer ever to be nominated twice for this award – and the Shirley Jackson Award.
ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.
DEDICATION: This episode is dedicated to David Hooie and the entire team at Hoo on Who (including Marty Hooie, Dave & Mike Hingley) for their support for my music segment on Hoo on Who, and look forward to many years of collaboration in the future! Keep an eye and ear out for David’s show at http://www.hooonwho.com/.
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Robert Shearman – http://www.robertshearman.net/
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