Anna Barnes

ANNA BARNES is an award-winning playwright and author. Her writing has been published in Kill Your Darlings, Killings, The Lifted Brow and the Age. Her book, Girl! The Ultimate Guide To Being You (Penguin 2012), was named one of the 2013 Eva Pownall Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Her plays and monologues have been performed around Australia. In 2007, she was the winner of the British Council’s Realise Your Dream award, allowing her to go and study playwriting at Royal Court Theatre, London, UK. In 2012, she collaborated with comic artist Sara Drake (USA) to tell the story of losing her sense of smell for Radio with Pictures at the Sydney Opera House. She won Sydney Theatre Company’s Patrick White Playwright’s Award in 2013 for her play, MinusOneSister. In 2017, she won an AWGIE for the geolocative story app Ghosts of Bileola. Her play Lethal Indifference opened at the Sydney Theatre Company in February 2018.