Julie Mayhew


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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Gabriella Docherty

Film, TV & Theatre

Julie has recently been commissioned to write a trilogy of stories based on the fairytale Rapunzel for BBC Radio 4's Short Reading slot. Her last Afternoon Drama, The Electrical Venus was described by The Observer as "twirling like a trapeze artist through sparkling air" and is on the shortlist for Best Drama at the 2016 BBC Audio Drama Awards. Her previous drama, A Shoebox Of Snow, was a finalist for Best Drama at the inaugural BBC ADAs. Julie teaches radio drama writing for Berko Writers.

This year she was awarded an Arts Council England award and K Blundell Trust Award to write her next project, set in her hometown of Peterborough. Previous support for Julie’s work has come from the Arvon/Jerwood Mentoring Scheme where she was tutored by Maria McCann, and from Headlong theatre company, where she was a member of their first ever invitational Writers’ Group.

Julie's latest novel, The Big Lie, explores what modern Britain would be like for girls under Nazi rule. It was published to critical acclaim in August 2015 by Hot Key Books and is nominated for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal and Peters Book of the Year. Her debut Red Ink, a coming of age tale set in London and Crete, was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the 2014 Branford Boase Award.






BBC Radio 4

Afternoon Play


BBC Radio 4

1 x 45 min Afternoon Play


BBC Radio 4

3 x 15 min Afternoon Readings