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Nell Leyshon is an award-winning playwright and novelist. She has written extensively for stage and radio. Her first stage play The Farm was runner up for the Meyer Whitworth Award. Her second play, Comfort me with Apples, won an Evening Standard Award for the most promising playwright, was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, and nominated for an Olivier Award.

Her play Bedlam was the first play written by a woman to be performed at Shakespeare’s Globe. Her play Folk was on at Hampstead Theatre, London, twice, and broke box office records. Folk was nominated for an Olivier Award.

Her first novel, Black Dirt was long-listed for the Orange Prize and runner up for the Commonwealth Prize Her third novel, The Colour of Milk, won the Book of the Year in Spain, the Prix de l’Union Interalliee and was nominated for the Prix Femina. It has been published worldwide.

Nell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Trustee of Shakespeare’s Globe