Colin Dowland


Colin Dowland


Colin Dowland


Colin Dowland was the winner of the 2019 Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize with his two-act comedy play, Headless.

His sitcom, The Alternative Route, was shortlisted for the BBC Laugh Track Competition, Producer Works Wordplay and the Shortcom Sitcom initiative. His radio play Short and Swift was a finalist in the Mind Engagement Media Radio Play Award.

He has also had comedy material broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack.

Colin has written four books for children published by Barrington Stoke- Billy the Squid, Billy The Squid Rides Again, Weevil K. Neevil and Eddie and the Zedlines. His early reader Ping Pong is published by Harcourt.

He also regularly writes articles for the TES.

Colin has just completed his new two act comedy play Kindling and is working on a screenplay for a feature film.

Unlike many writers, Colin Dowland has no cats.