SANDRA THIBODEAUX is a playwright and poet. She has written over a dozen plays that have been staged as part of festivals and broadcast on Radio National. Her latest plays include The Age of Bones, Mr Takahashi (and other falling secrets) and The Lion Tamer. Thibodeaux has twice won the NT Literary Awards for her plays, and has been shortlisted for both the Patrick White and Griffin playwriting awards. She has published four books of poetry, the latest of these being DIRTY H2O (Mulla Mulla Press). In 2011, Thibodeaux was Australian Poetry’s Poet-in-Residence.