A bit about me...
Influenced by David Bowie, Virginia Woolf, and Sally Wainwright, Elinora Westfall is a multi-award-winning British actress and writer of stage, screen, fiction, and poetry.
Her novel, Everland, was selected for the Penguin and Random House WriteNow Editorial Programme, and her short films have been selected by Pinewood Studios & Lift-Off Sessions, Cannes Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Camden Fringe Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, while her theatre and audio shows have been selected by The British Library and performed in London's West End and on Broadway, where she won the award for Best Monologue.
Elinora also wrote the comedy monologues, French Beans & Inner Peace, and The Art of Almost, for The Heller Theatre, and is currently working on Love, Mary, a historical drama series, as well as brand new British prison drama series, The Spinning House.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
FRENCH BEANS & INNER PEACE - Comedy radio drama. Selected by BBC UPLOAD as part of their partnership with The British Library, collecting audio pieces for a special digital archive at The British Library which captures how people across England responded to the Pandemic.
EVERLAND - YA novel selected for the Penguin and Random House WriteNow Editorial Programme.
I AM WINTER - Short film. Selected by Pinewood Studios & Lift-Off Sessions, Cannes Film Festival & Raindance Film Festival, Think Shorts, and SonderBlu Festival.
CONFESSIONS: THE HOURS - Short film & Play. Winner of Full Stack KDC Theatre's Playwriting Competition. Performed at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London in June 2021 Also selected by Pinewood Studios & Lift-Off Sessions.
A TERRIBLE THING HAS HAPPENED - Short story. Winner of the Living History Short Story Award.
MEMORIES OF A MERMAID - Poetry. Second-place award at the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.
CONFESSIONS: THE HOURS - Short film & Play. Winner of the Best Monologue Award, Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York.
THE ART OF ALMOST - A literary novella shortlisted for the Secret Attic Short Story Award, and the Lambda Literary Award.
MERIVALE AND WAR’S ORPHAN & THE SOUND OF SILENCE - Poetry. Long-listed for the New Welsh Review writing contest.
COAL TO BURN THE WORLD - Poetry. Winner of the Creative Writing Ink Competition in October 2021.
HOW SHE KILLS - Short film & Play. Selected by Pinewood Studios & Lift-Off Sessions, SonderBlu Festival.
THE ROSES AND THE WEEDS - Short Story. Received an honourable mention by Wordruner eChapbooks.
ANONYMOUS WAS A WOMAN - Collected short stories by Elinora Lord shortlisted by Wordrunner eChapbooks 2021.
FRENCH BEANS & INNER PEACE - Comedy monologue shortlisted by Madwomen Monologues by Baggage Productions, Melbourne.
WAR’S ORPHAN & THE SOUND OF SILENCE - Poetry. Pushcart Prize nominee 2022.
WHAT REMAINS - Short Story. Nominated for the Small Press Fiction Award 2022.