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Katherine Thomson

Katherine Thomson’s playwriting credits include: Barmaids, Diving for Pearls, Fragments of Hong Kong, Harbour, Kayak, King Tide, Mavis Goes to Timor, Navigating, This Hospital is My Country, Tonight We Anchor in Twofold Bay.

Her screenwriting credits include: for telemovies: Blackjack, Halifax FP, House of Hancock (which received the 2015 AWGIE for Original Telemovie), Schapelle; for series: Australia: The Story of Us, Australia on Trial, East West 101, Fallen Angels, GP, Grass Roots, Killing Time, Satisfaction, Snowy, Wildside.

Katherine has been the script producer on award-winning series A Place To Call Home and the Australian co-writer of Answered by Fire, which won her the 2006 Gold AWGIE.

Her credits as a writer for documentary include: documentary series Darwin’s Brave New World; and two feature documentaries directed by Gillian Armstrong: Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst (which won the 2006 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award), and Women He’s Undressed.

In 2006 Katherine was awarded the Australian National Playwrights Centre Award for her substantial contribution to the Australian theatre industry. Katherine has undertaken writers’ residencies in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, has participated as an invited delegate to the International Women’s Playwright Conferences in Jakarta, Bali and India, and has been a guest speaker at various writers’ festivals including Darwin, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hong Kong.

Garry Gillard | New: 29 September, 2018 | Now: 28 November, 2019