Steve Nash and Sophia Walker win Saboteur spoken word awards

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Yorkshire-based Steve Nash, pictured, has been voted best spoken word performer in the 2014 indie lit Saboteur awards. Nash, who beat last year's Ted Hughes award winner Kate Tempest to first place, picked up the award on Saturday night at the special Saboteur awards night in Oxford. Sophia Walker, who won last year’s BBC Edinburgh slam, took the award for best spoken word show, Around the World in 8 Mistakes, beating Kirsten Luckins (The Moon Cannot be Stolen). Midlands-based Nine Arches Press was voted best innovative publisher, with the runner-up Penned in The Margins. You can check the full list of awards, organised by Sabotage Reviews, here 

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Dave Morgan

Sun 8th Jun 2014 09:37

Good to see this. Steve had quietly submitted a poem to our forthcoming Words from Worktown anthology which Scott was happy to accept. Then we find he's just walked away with the Saboteur Award.Impressive.

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Fri 6th Jun 2014 10:16

Steve seems like such a lovely guy and really is incredibly talented. He's not a shouty in your face performer so I was surprised he made the shortlist but seeing him win is fantastic. Just hope this gets him the recognition he deserves further afield.

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jan oskar hansen

Thu 5th Jun 2014 15:04

so is he a good actor or a brave poet?

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Mon 2nd Jun 2014 10:19

Brilliant to hear this. Steve has never been good at selling himself and to see that he has managed to get this award on such a high profile shortlist is great.
There will be a lot of people wondering 'Steve who?' but hopefully not for much longer.
Can't praise him, his performances, his selflessness enough.
Bravo that young man.

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