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Benjamin Law Benjamin Law i(A73237 works by) (a.k.a. Ben Law)
Born: Established: 1982 Nambour, Nambour area, Nambour - Palmwoods - Yandina area, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, South East Queensland, Queensland, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Chinese
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BiographyHistory

Benjamin Law has worked as a magazine editor, music journalist, reviewer and writer. His essays and columns have appeared in The Monthly, Qweekend, Sunday Life, Cleo, Crikey, The Walkley Magazine, The Big Issue, New Matilda, Kill Your Darlings and the Australian Associated Press. He has also appeared as a panellist on the ABC television program Q&A.

In 2012, he toured India with Australian writer Kirsty Murray and three Indian writers in the Bookwallah, an initiative which took the five across India by train on a kind of travelling library that took them between literary festivals.

He is the brother of the writer Michelle Law.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Other works not individually indexed include: 

    Moral Panic 101 : Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal : Quarterly Essay 67 (2017)

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

The Family Law 2016 series - publisher film/TV

'Welcome to The Family Law. The story of a sprawling Chinese-Australian family who are unlike any you've ever met, and yet also disturbingly familiar. Based on the hit memoir, The Family Law is a black comedy series set on Queensland's Sunshine Coast over one hot summer. Fourteen-year-old Benjamin Law strives for television soap mega-stardom whilst trying to stop his parents from splitting up, usually with disastrous results.' (Production summary)

For full list of episodes and authors, see Film Details.

2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
Gaysia : Adventures in the Queer East 2012 single work prose travel

'Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognise same-sex marriage. But as the child of migrants, he's also curious about how different life might have been had he grown up in Asia. So he sets off to meet his fellow Gaysians.

'Law takes his investigative duties seriously, going nude where required in Balinese sex resorts, sitting backstage for hours with Thai ladyboy beauty contestants and trying Indian yoga classes designed to cure his homosexuality. The characters he meets - from Tokyo's celebrity drag queens to HIV-positive Burmese sex workers, from Malaysian ex-gay Christian fundamentalists to Chinese gays and lesbians who marry each other to please their parents - all teach him something new about being queer in Asia.

'At once entertaining and moving, Gaysia is a wild ride - a fascinating quest by a leading Australian writer.' (Publisher's blurb)

2013 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
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