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O'Reilly, Kaite

Kaite O'Reilly

Elected: 2023

Kaite O’Reilly is an award winning writer and dramaturg. Prizes she has won include the Ted Hughes Award for new works in poetry, Peggy Ramsay Award, Theatre-Wales Award and Manchester Prize. She was honoured in the 2017/18 International Eliot Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy.  A leading figure in disability arts and culture internationally, her Atypical Plays for Atypical Actors and The ‘d’ Monologues are published by Oberon/Bloomsbury. Her first feature film, The Almond and the Seahorse, featuring Rebel Wilson and Charlotte Gainsbourg, will be released in 2023.

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