Robert Shearman has written two collections of short stories: Tiny Deaths (Comma Press, 2007, winner of the World Fantasy Award, shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize, longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award), and Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical (Big Finish, 2009, currently shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and the Shirley Jackson Award, and longlisted for the British Fantasy Award and Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award). From his first collection, 'Damned if You Don't' was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, and 'No Looking Back' won the International Short Story Award for the Read! Singapore campaign for the National Library of Singapore; from his second, 'Roadkill' and 'George Clooney's Moustache' are currently nominated for British Fantasy Awards. He has a forthcoming collection, Everyone's Just So So Special (Big Finish, 2010), and the story 'Granny's Grinning' is collected in this year's Best New Horror (ed. Stephen Jones) and is currently nominated for a British Fantasy Award. He also contributed to the shared Doctor Who novel, The Story of Martha (BBC Books, 2008) - and, indeed, he is probably best known for bringing back the Daleks to Doctor Who in the BAFTA winning first series of its revival, in 'Dalek', an episode nominated for a Hugo Award. He has won two Sony Awards for his BBC radio series The Chain Gang (2008 and 2010), and is a regular writer of plays for BBC Radio Four. For theatre, his plays include Couplings (World Drama Trust Award, 1992), Easy Laughter (Sunday Times Playwriting Award, 1993), Binary Dreamers (Guinness Award for Theatre Ingenuity, 1996, in association with the Royal National Theatre), and Fool to Yourself (Sophie Winter Award, 1997).