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Founded by cultural curator Simon Oldfield with journalist and podcaster Elizabeth Day, Pindrop is an independent entertainment studio.  We are the home of original stories, brought to the world by bestselling writers and newly discovered voices. Here’s how we share it with you…


Pindrop Live.  Join us in London, NY, LA and other major cities across the globe for one of our live events.  Pindrop presents leading authors, actors and groundbreaking talent, who give live readings of original stories, talks and interviews.  Hosted in collaboration with major partners including BAFTA, Soho House, Burberry, Hauser & Wirth and the Royal Academy of Arts.

Our Books. Pick up a copy of A Short Affair, our critically acclaimed anthology of 18 original short stories from Pindrop’s portfolio including bestselling authors Elizabeth Day, Russell Tovey, Lionel Shriver, Ben Okri, Sophie Ward, A L Kennedy, Will Self and Nikesh Shukla, alongside new international writers discovered through the Pindrop Short Story Award. Each story is paired with a unique artwork created by Tracey Emin and other artists from the Royal Academy of Arts.  Edited by Simon Oldfield and available here.  Published by Scriber, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.  Our stories can also be read in other publications.

Pindrop Podcast. Discover original stories and spend time with master storytellers including Stephen Fry, William Boyd, Lionel Shriver, Gwendoline Christie, Will Self, Russell Tovey and many more, alongside interviews with Pindrop founders Simon Oldfield and Elizabeth Day. Listen to the Pindrop podcast here.

Pindrop Short Story Award.  The award is non-profit, open-submission and free to enter.  It offers a unique platform for emerging and established writers to showcase their original stories and has unearthed new and exciting writing talent from across the globe.  The winning stories by Bethan Roberts, Claire Fuller, Cherise Saywell and Sophie Ward, narrated by Stephen Fry, Juliet Stevenson, Dame Penelope Wilton and Gwendoline Christie are featured in the Pindrop Podcast here. Since 2015 in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts.

Pindrop Portfolio. We represent the exclusive worldwide rights to a large portfolio of original stories across all media, and have several projects currently in development.


Pindrop is a registered trademark.

Pindrop is represented by WME and guided by an exceptional advisory board led by our Chairman, Etienne De Villiers, former President of Walt Disney International and Chairman of BBC Worldwide.


Pin Drop is wonderfully innovative…I really believe in Pin Drop.” – Stephen Fry

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