Margaret Morgan is an Australian author and script-writer. Her novel, The Second Cure, is a contemporary political thriller with a dash of speculative fiction published by Penguin Random House. It was shortlisted for a number of prizes, including the Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
Margaret has written and script-edited many of Australia’s most beloved television dramas, including A Country Practice, G.P. and Water Rats. Her short fiction has been published in many literary journals, including Meanjin. Margaret collaborated with composer Andrew Ford on two chamber opera works and a song cycle. Their one-man-show, Night and Dreams: the death of Sigmund Freud, was performed to acclaim and full houses at the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide arts festivals.
Having degrees in law, arts and science, Margaret has practised in criminal law, published research in genetics, has previously taught at university, and won an international popular science-writing award judged by Professor Richard Dawkins. She is currently writing a psychological crime thriller set in inner-West Sydney, rural NSW, the Yorkshire Dales and Orléans.