In Episode 395 of So You Want To Be A Writer: Meet Debra Oswald, author of The Family Doctor. Discover how to write a verse novel and how to name your characters. We're excited about our brand new course launching this week: Historical Fiction. Plus, there are 3 copies of The Ripping Tree, a new novel from internationally bestselling author Nikki Gemmell, to give away.
Writer in Residence
Debra Oswald is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. She is a two-time winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Award and author of the novels Useful (2015) and The Whole Bright Year (2018). She was creator/head writer of the first five seasons of the successful TV series Offspring. Her stage plays have been performed around the world and published by Currency Press. Gary's House, Sweet Road and The Peach Season were all shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award.
Debra has also written four plays for young audiences – Dags, Skate, Stories in the Dark and House on Fire. Her television credits include award-winning episodes of Police Rescue, Palace of Dreams, The Secret Life of Us, Sweet and Sour and Bananas in Pyjamas. Debra has written three Aussie Bites books for kids and six children's novels, including The Redback Leftovers, Getting Air and Blue Noise. Debra has been a storyteller on stage at Story Club and will perform her one-woman show, Is There Something Wrong With That Lady?, in 2021.
Her latest book is The Family Doctor, published by Allen and Unwin.
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