These are some of the accolades for Further Than The Furthest Thing and the author Zinnie Harris.
First presented in a co-production between the Tron Theatre, Glasgow and the Royal National Theatre at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh on 6 August 2000.
2001 The John Whiting Award:
This award up until 2006 was given by the panel of the Arts Council England. Some previous winners have been Tom Stoppard for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and in 2010 Lucy Kirkwood was the recipient. You may know Lucy Kirkwood from her very successful play ‘The Children’.
2000 The Peggy Ramsay Award:
Peggy Ramsay was one of the best-known play agents in the United Kingdom during the second half of the Twentieth Century. When she died in 1991 her estate was left for charitable purposes to help writers and writing for the stage. The Peggy Ramsay Foundation was established in pursuance of this objective.
The Edinburgh Fringe First Award
Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award
Susan Smith Blackburn Award
Awards for Zinnie Harris FRSE (Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh)
Best Director 2017, Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (for A Number)
Herald Angel 2017 for work at three plays at Edinburgh International Festival
Best New Play 2016, Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (for This Restless House)
Berwin Lee Playwriting Award 2016 (for How to Hold Your Breath)
Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2011 (joint winner – for The Wheel)
Arts Foundation Fellowship Award 2005 (for Midwinter)
John Whiting Award 2001 (for Further than the Furthest Thing)
Peggy Ramsay Award 2000 (for Further than the Furthest Thing)
Five Fringe First Awards (2000, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2014)
Nominated for UK Theatre Awards Best New Play 2016
Nominated for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (2005, 2012, 2016, specially commended 2000)
Nominated for Outstanding Newcomer in British Television Writing 2016
Nominated for Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright 2000
Nominated for Meyer Whitworth Playwriting Award 1999
Nominated for John Whiting Award 1999
Nominated for Allied Domecq Playwriting Award 1999
In 2018 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
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