New York Radio Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that two stories from our Audible collection The Conception of Terror: Tales Inspired by M.R. James picked up awards in last night’s 2019 New York Radio Festivals Awards. A View from a Hill, by Mark Morris, won Gold in the Best Digital Drama Program category, and Stephen Gallagher’s adaptation of Casting the Runes won Silver in the Best Drama Special category.

Mark Morris, who also won Gold last year for his audio adaptation of Blood on Satan’s Claw, says: “I was thrilled to win a New York Festival Radio Award last year, but honestly thought it would be a once-in-a-lifetime thing, and so to win another award this year is absolutely overwhelming. Many thanks to Alice Lowe and Andy Nyman for bringing my words so brilliantly to life, and to everyone at Bafflegab for creating such an atmospheric production.”

Stephen Gallagher says: “The opportunity to do an updated take on a story I’ve always loved would have been reward enough; but to get this kind of recognition for everyone’s work on it is fantastic.”

Bafflegab’s Simon Barnard added: “Huge thanks to Mark and Steve for their brilliant words; Alice Lowe, Andy Nyman, Tom Burke, Anna Maxwell Martin, Reece Shearsmith and the rest of the cast for their brilliant acting; and Simon Robinson, David Roocroft and Edwin Sykes for their brilliant sound design and music. Not forgetting Monty himself, of course – who I like to think would be quietly pleased that his stories are still terrifying listeners a century after he first read them to his students.”

The Conception of Terror: Tales Inspired by M.R. James is available now from Audible.