Meera Syal to host WGGB Awards

WGGB member, writer, comedian, producer and actress Meera Syal (pictured right) will host the Writers' Guild Awards on 23 January 2017 at the Royal College of Physicians in central London
Meera Syal

The Writers’ Guild Awards honour the best of British writing in TV, film, theatre, radio and videogames (there are no book awards this year as our Books Committee has recently been reformed – watch this space for next year).

A special Outstanding Contribution to Writing Award is also presented at the ceremony.

Commenting on her involvement in this year’s Awards, Meera Syal said: “Someone once said, probably a writer, that the writer is the only true originator of a script, everyone else that follows is merely an interpreter. Whilst the directors and producers slug it out, let’s at least agree that whilst everyone can have a great idea, it takes a great writer to bring it to life. And I’m very honoured to be hosting the WGGB Awards where we can come together to celebrate our extraordinary community of writing talent.”

Our sponsors this year

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is the lead sponsor of the Writers’ Guild Awards this year. Our other sponsors: BBC, BBC Worldwide, Company Pictures, Nick Hern Books and Tiger Aspect Productions. eOne is the sponsor of the Writers’ Guild Awards 2017 drinks reception.

Image of Meera Syal: Photo Agency