Di Speirs

Radio editor and producer

Judge , 2017

Di Speirs is the Books Editor for BBC Radio, responsible for the work of the London Readings Unit and for ‘Open Book’ and ‘Bookclub’ on BBC Radio 4 and ‘World Book Club’ on the BBC World Service. She has produced numerous editions of ‘Book at Bedtime’ over two decades and produced the first ever ‘Book of the Week’ in 1998. She has been instrumental in the BBC National Short Story Award since its inception, and was also Chair of the Orange Award for New Writers in 2010 and a nominator for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (Literature) in 2011–13. She is a member of the Charleston Small Wonder Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction Award panel.

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