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Publishing and writing career

 

Cheryl is an award-winning writer who has written articles,
essays, intros, books and plays.

She has had several plays produced on the London fringe to acclaim
and achieved her MA in Playwriting at Birmingham University.

Cheryl founded Aurora Metro Books in 1990 and was mentored by

Ros de Lanerolle of the Women's Press and Carole Spedding of
Feminist Book Fortnight.

As a publisher she has commissioned a diverse range of titles and edited over 50 books. Her work has been recognised  both at the Independent Publishers' Guild where Aurora Metro Books was shortlisted for a Diversity Award and by ITV's National Diversity Awards, where she was shortlisted for a Lifetime Achiever Award.

She has published the work of over 200 authors from around the world.

You can find out more at: www.aurorametro.com

 

Listen to Cheryl speak about publishing here:

 

 

AWARDS

  • THE ARTS COUNCIL COMMISSION/OPTION AWARD

  • THE ARTS COUNCIL THEATRE WRITERS' BURSARY

  • THE PANDORA AWARD FROM WOMEN IN PUBLISHING - WINNER

  • THE CROYDON WAREHOUSE INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL  -WINNER

  • THE MAVERICK AWARD FOR 'CELLULOID CEILING BOOK'  FROM MAVERICK FILM FESTIVAL, USA

  • THE RAYMOND WILLIAMS PUBLISHING PRIZE FROM ARTS COUNCIL, UK - WINNER.

  • THE GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK BEST SEASONAL COOKBOOK UK - WINNER

  • THE GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK MOST INNOVATIVE COOKBOOK - WINNER

  • THE GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK - SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR PEACE

  • THE RAYMOND WILLIAMS PUBLISHING PRIZE FROM ARTS COUNCIL, UK - RUNNER-UP

  • THE MARSH AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION - SHORTLISTED (5 TIMES)

  • THE ROGER LEACH MEMORIAL PRIZE - SHORTLIST

  • THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE - SHORTLIST

  • PICK OF THE FRINGE - CITY LIMITS

  • THE BRUNTWOOD PRIZE FOR PLAYWRITING - LONGLIST

  • THE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS' GUILD DIVERSITY AWARD - SHORTLIST

  • THE ITV NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARDS - LIFETIME ACHIEVER - SHORTLIST

 

WRITING AND INTERVIEWS

https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/dispatches/article/childrens-literature-in-translation-aurora-metro-books-anna-dalton

http://www.asianbooksblog.com/2015/03/q-with-cheryl-robson.html

http://www.artsindustry.co.uk/feature/1076-theatre-britain-s-unseen-asian-playwrights

http://theasianwriter.co.uk/2017/11/03/small-presses-play-crucial-role-in-championing-new-voices/

http://www.rivierareporter.com/visiting-the-riviera/1044-insiders-guide-to-life-west-of-cannes

https://bookblast.com/blog/interview-cheryl-robson-founder-of-aurora-metro-indie-publisher-of-the-week/

http://www.ipg.uk.com/ipg-blogs/6264/me-and-my-job/cheryl-robson

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/france/articles/the-people-places-and-food-of-provence-interview-with-cheryl-robson/

https://www.mixcloud.com/SOASradio/sfsea-sightunseen-drama-conference-ft-cheryl-robson-stephen-hoo/

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To read some of her books go here.

Silent Women; pioneers of cinema was voted Best Book on Silent Film 2016.