Paul Livingston


Paul’s biography/memoir of life on the road with The Doug Anthony Allstars – D.A.A.S. Their Part in my Downfall – was published by Allen & Unwin and released in November 2016. His well-received non-fiction memoir of his father’s wartime experiences ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE, was published by Allen & Unwin, and released in November 2013.

In 2017 Paul wrote and featured in the final episode of series one of Ambience Entertainment’s television series DROP DEAD WEIRD.

From 2007-2010 Paul was a co-writer on the animated feature film HAPPY FEET TWO (released in cinemas November 2011) creating the characters of the krill, Bill & Will voiced by Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. Penguin books released Paul’s novelisation of the screenplay, HAPPY FEET TWO: THE NOVEL in October 2011.

From 2008-2012 Paul joined the writing team for Network Ten’s GOOD NEWS WEEK, for which he received five AWGIE awards; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. Paul ended 2011 writing for GOOD NEWS WORLD, a satirical sketch comedy program for the Ten Network. In 2015 Paul was a regular writer for SBS Television’s ROOM 101 series.

Paul has written nine radio plays to date, all produced and premiered on ABC’s Radio National Airplay program from 2005-2012.

In 2001 Neil Armfield directed Paul’s first stage play EMMA’S NOSE for Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney, which also transferred to La Boite Theatre Company in Brisbane.

In 1996 Paul was the joint winner of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award for outstanding achievement in the performing arts in Australia.

In 2010 Paul was a finalist for the AWG/Kit Denton Fellowship Award.

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