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Cathy FitzGerald is a writer, producer and presenter. Her first radio documentary – The Magic Carpet Flight Manual – was broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2010 and won the Radio Academy Production Award for Best Newcomer. Since then she’s made many more award-winning features for the BBC, including Dreaming Dickens (Prix Marulic), No Greater Love (Third Coast Festival and Prix Marulic), Skylarking (Prix Marulic) and Little Volcanoes (Whicker’s World).

If you’d like to listen, this is a good place to start Third Coast Audio Festival Re:sound The Cathy FitzGerald Show

She is the founder and caretaker of Strange & Charmed, a school for people who tell stories in sound. Audio-makers are often kind, funny, shy and the very best kind of peculiar. Strange & Charmed brings them together to talk, share notions, eat cake, climb hills, record dawn choruses and drink whisky. It’s based in a bright sunny workroom in the Chilterns and welcomes students from all over the world.

When not making documentaries, she writes websites, audio tours and apps for many of the UK’s major cultural institutions including The National Gallery, Tate, the Imperial War Museum and the V&A. She has a DPhil on the works of Charles Dickens.