Katherine Lyall-Watson has been an editor at the Queensland Writers Centre, a freelance writer and a reviewer. She has managed Brisbane's Better Bookshops and has also worked as a bookseller at Avid Reader.
Lyall-Watson is the niece of South African-born natural history writer Lyall Watson.
'Motherland tells the story of Nell Tritton, whose family owned the landmark Tritton's Furniture Store in George St, and who fell in love with exiled former Russian prime minister Aleksandr Kerensky while travelling in France in the 1920s. The play encompasses adultery, war, love, bisexuality and death.'