HILARY BELL is a graduate of the Juilliard Playwrights’ Studio, NIDA, and AFTRS. Since writing Wolf Lullaby in 1995, Bell’s plays have been produced nationally by Griffin, STC, Belvoir, Black Swan, Deckchair, La Boite, NORPA, the National Theatre of Parramatta and Vitalstatistix; in the US by Atlantic and Steppenwolf; and in the UK by the National’s Connections programme. These include Fortune, The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Ruysch, The Falls, Memmie Le Blanc, The Red Balloon, The White Divers of Broome, The Splinter, Victim Sidekick Boyfriend Me, The Mysteries: Genesis (with Lally Katz), The Red Tree, and adaptations of Chekhov’s The Seagull and Moliere’s The Hypochondriac. She was associate writer on Paul Capsis’ Angela’s Kitchen. She has written libretti for opera, musicals and song cycles. Bell has received numerous awards including the Philip Parsons Fellowship, the Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award, Bug’n’Bub (USA), Aurealis Fiction, the Eric Kocher Plkaywright’s Award, an Inscription Award, a Helpmann and two AWGIEs. She was the 2003-04 Tennessee Williams Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of the South, Tennessee, and the Patrick White Playwriting Fellow at the STC in 2013. She is also the creator, with artist Antonia Pesenti, of best-selling picture book Alphabetical Sydney.