Debra Oswald

Debra Oswald is a writer for film, television, stage, radio and children’s fiction. In 2015, Penguin released her first novel for adults, Useful, and her second, The Whole Bright Year, will be published in 2018. Her novels for teenagers include Getting Air and Blue Noise, and her children’s novels include The Redback LeftoversMe and Barry TerrificThe Return of the Baked Bean and The Fifth Quest.

Her plays include Gary’s House and Sweet Road, which were shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award. Her best known play, Dags, has been performed in Britain and the United States. In 2008, Stories in the Dark won Best Play in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Debra’s television credits include Police RescuePalace of DreamsBananas in Pyjamas and The Secret Life of Us. She is creator and head writer of the Channel 10 drama series Offspring, for which she won a NSW Premier’s Literary Award in 2011.

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