Kilalea, Rory

Rory KilaleaRORY KILALEA (Pen name – Murungu) was born and educated in Zimbabwe. He has worked in the Middle East and throughout Africa, directing and writing documentaries. His short stories have been nominated twice for the Caine Prize and his poetry and short stories have been published in South Africa, USA, Malaysia, UK and Ireland. In 2005 Rory was one of the award winners for the Africa performance series on the BBC, and his story, ‘Zimbabwe Boy’, was adapted for the 2005 Africa Festival at the London Eye and then moved to the National Theatre in London. His short stories have been awarded prizes in Ireland and in Malaysia. In 2009 he was awarded the Suzie Smith award from Oxfam for his play 'Colours'. He teaches writing and directing at the MetFilm School, Ealing Studios, in London. He is also writing radio plays for international radio stations as well as an animation series on conflict resolution for the Middle East. Rory was published in Writing still (2003), Writing Now (2005) and Laughing Now (2007). He has also editedIn the Continuum and Other Plays.