Eva Roither

 I studied literature, dramatics and science of education at the University of Vienna and at the Institute of Theatre, Film and Media Science in Austria. I began writing for several newspapers in 1990. Since 1993 I am author of many features and reports for the cultural radio channel .1/ORF, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. In recent years I focused on portraits of female writers and activists and also on documentaries concerning social policy. Since 2004 I am co-producer of the weekly feature programme H.rbilder. For this one-hour series I have edited over 300 radio documentaries. I also coach and promote young feature talents. From 2010 – 2011 I coached at EBU Master School on Radio Features. I won several national and international awards, like the feature prize `08 of Stiftung Radio Basel for Murder in the Mountains. With Martin Leitner, winner of the PRIX EUROPA 2011 for Ladies of the Manor. Gone Without Goodbye won silver at the New York Festivals Int. Radio Programme Awards. In 2014 I became ‘Lioness of Media’ for my feature about the Egyptian novelist and activist Nawal El Saadawi.