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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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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.

Law is the brother of the writer Michelle Law, with whom he co-authored Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014). He has a PhD in creative writing from Queensland University of Technology, and has worked as a researcher, co-author and associate producer on The Family Law (tv series) and Deep Water (SBS).

Law has also been a co-host of the Radio National program Stop Everything.

In 2022, Hachette Australia announced that they had entered into a 'scouting partnership' with Law, in which he would scout new writers for the Hachette Australia and Lothian lists.



Most Referenced Works


  • 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

form y separately published work icon New Gold Mountain ( dir. Peter Cox ) 2021 Australia : Goalpost Pictures , 2021 23317689 2021 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction

'1857, the charismatic headman of the Chinese mining camp struggles to maintain the fragile harmony between Chinese and European diggers when a murdered European woman is discovered to have links to the Chinese community.' (Production summary)

2022 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie
2021 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Telefeature or Mini Series
2021 winner AWGIE Awards Television Award Telemovie or Mini-series of 4 Hours or Less Duration
y separately published work icon Torch the Place 2020 Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2020 17252190 2020 single work drama

'Teresa’s mum finds it impossible to let anything go – from grudges to household objects. She thinks of her home as a museum full of irreplaceable treasures. But she’s not really a curator – she’s a hoarder – and her house is enough to give Marie Kondo heart palpitations. When her kids return home to celebrate her 60th birthday, she’s over the moon to have the family back together. But this isn’t a reunion. It’s an intervention.'

Source: Melbourne Theatre Company.

2021 highly commended Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Drama
form y separately published work icon Number One Gay Son ( dir. Sophie Miller ) Australia : Matchbox Pictures SBS , 2019 16969142 2019 single work film/TV
2019 nominated AWGIE Awards Comedy Award Situation or Narrative
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