This year’s £10,000 Wales Drama award has been presented to writer William Smith.
The biennial award is a collaboration between BBC Cymru Wales and National Theatre Wales. As part of his prize, Smith will develop his work with the two organisations and the BBC’s Writersroom.
More than 250 writers entered the award, with a panel shortlisting eight of them. The panel including NTW artistic director Kully Thiarai and producer Julie Gardner.
Thiarai described Smith as showing a “passion for, and a commitment to, writing rich and complex characters and narratives”.
His entry, Residue, is about two teenagers battling for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
Bethan Jones, executive director for BBC Drama, who was also a judge, said the award ensured “writers are able to carve out time to write and have support to develop their work”.
Smith graduated from the University of Wales in 2010 with a degree in film studies.