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Play for Voices

January 2016

Six people standing in front of a mic holding scripts

Words Without Borders and Play for Voices are pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 joint contest for radio drama in translation!

First place:

That Deep Ocean… by Ana Candida de Carvalho Carneiro
Translated from the Italian by Stephen Pidcock


It’s Cold and It’s Getting So Dark by Carmen-Francesca Banciu
Translated from the German by Elena Mancini

Please Enter Destination by Tereza Semotamová
Translated from the Czech by Barbora Lyčková

Congratulations to our winners, and biggest thanks to all who participated. We were thrilled to receive submissions from Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East, with an equally broad range of styles and themes—from the comical to the lyrical to the historical to the political.

The three winning radio plays will be produced by Play for Voices and published in Words without Borders, beginning this summer. Please keep an eye out at and for more information.

Listen to Play for Voices, the new podcast of international radio drama, at and Or find us on iTunes.