Escaped Alone wins Best Play at Writers' Guild Awards 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The winners of the Writers' Guild Awards 2017 were announced last night (23 January), with two NHB authors among the recipients.

Caryl Churchill's Royal Court drama Escaped Alone was named Best Play. Described by the Observer as 'a light-on-its-feet, elliptical view of apocalypse', it returns to the Court this week, before embarking on a UK tour.

The Best TV Situation Comedy category was won by Fleabag, the hit comedy series by Phoebe Waller-Bridge based on her award-winning play of the same name. Adapted from her stage monologue, the series was first seen on BBC Three to critical acclaim, before being repeated on BBC Two and also screening in the US on Amazon Video, where it was nominated for two Critics’ Choice Awards.

Nick Hern Books was also a proud sponsor of this year's Writer's Guild Awards, and we're delighted to support this celebration of stunning creativity and the work of a wonderful organisation. To see the full list of winners and nominees, visit the WGGB website here.


To celebrate their success at the Writer's Guild Awards, we're offering you a 25% discount on both of the winning NHB plays: Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill and Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge!

To claim the discount, simply enter code WGGB17 at checkout when ordering via our site. This offer is valid until 31 March 2017.

<em>Escaped Alone</em> wins Best Play at Writers' Guild Awards 2017
  • Escaped Alone
  • Fleabag: The Original Play