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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Hannie Rayson
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'Hannie Rayson is one of Australian’s most lauded playwrights. Her works include Hotel Sorrento, Life after George, Inheritance, Two Brothers, and ExtinctionLife After George remains the only play to be shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Hannie has also written screen plays, most noticeably Sloth, for the ABC series Seven Deadly Sins, and episodes of Sea Change.' (Introduction)


  • Transcript available on website. 

  • Show Notes : 

    • Jugglers Three was the first play by David Williamson Hannie saw performed.
    • Peter Oyston, the late Australian film and theatre director, first encouraged Hannie to write.
    • Hannie’s favourite playwrights are the Americans, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller.
    • At the time of this interview, Hannie was reading (and loving) Insomniac City by Bill Hayes (the partner of the late Oliver Sacks). She also recommends The Bone People by Keri Hulme, which won the Booker Prize in 1984.

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    y separately published work icon The Garret : 2018 Nic Brasch (interviewer), Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2018 14752153 2018 series - publisher interview Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2018

    Posted 1 February 2018.

Last amended 4 Oct 2018 13:20:13