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Igor Memic wins Papatango New Writing Prize 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

The winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2020 was announced today (13 July), with Old Bridge by Igor Memic beating out over 1,500 other entries to be crowned the winner.

Influenced by Memic’s Bosnian heritage, Old Bridge explores the true story of what befell Mostar, his hometown, during the Yugoslavian civil war. The play will be performed for the first time at the Bush Theatre, London, as part of their reopening season post the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also published by NHB at the same time, in our role as Publishing Partner of the Prize.

The other shortlisted plays were: Animal by Jon Bradfield (from a story by Jon Bradfield and Josh Hepple), Exile in North Weezy by Beru TessemaPlayfight by Julia Grogan, and Pushing on Open Doors by Sarah Connors.

See more about the announcement on the Papatango website.

Igor Memic wins Papatango New Writing Prize 2020