VAN BADHAM is a playwright, novelist, screenwriter, critic, social commentator, broadcaster, dramaturg, director and cabaret performer. She has been called ‘a major talent’ by
The Guardian, ‘the brilliant Australian playwright’ by
The Independent and ‘one of the leading voices of her generation’ by
is a writer and playwright. A recipient of Sydney Theatre Company's Patrick White Playwriting Award (2012), 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.
is one of Australia’s most awarded and celebrated playwrights. Her confronting plays deal with people living on the margins of society, struggling with poverty and prejudice.