DEBRA OSWALD is a writer
for stage, film, television and children’s fiction.
Her stage plays have been produced around Australia.
Sweet Road and
The Peach Season were all shortlisted
for the NSW Premier’s Award. Her play
Dags has had many Australian
productions and has been published and performed in Britain and the United
Gary’s House has been on the senior high school syllabus, and
has been performed in translation in both Denmark and Japan.
Season won the 2005 Seaborn Playwright’s Prize.
Mr Bailey’s Minder broke
the Griffin Theatre’s box office record in 2004, toured nationally in 2006, and
was produced in Philadelphia in 2008.
Debra has written two
plays for ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People).
as performed in Sydney, on a NSW country tour and at
the Belfast Theatre Festival.
Stories in the Dark
premiered at Riverside Theatre, Parramatta in 2007and
in the following year it went on to win the AWGIE Award for Theatre for Young
People and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Best Play.
premiered at ATYP in 2010.
She is the author of three ‘Aussie Bite’ books for kids,
Nathan and the Ice Rockets, and five novels for teenage
Me and Barry Terrific,
The Return of the Baked Bean,
The Redback Leftovers and
Among Debra’s television
Bananas in Pyjamas
Palace of Dreams
The Secret Life of Us
and award-winning episodes of
and she is the writer and creator of
Her script for the
telemovie won the 2011 NSW Premier’s Award.