Debra Oswald is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. She is a
two-time winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Award and author of
the novels Useful (2015) and The Whole Bright Year
(2018). She was creator/head writer of the first five seasons of
successful TV series Offspring. Her stage plays have been
performed around the world and published by Currency Press.
Gary's House, Sweet Road and The Peach Season
were all shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award.
Debra has also written four plays for young audiences - Dags, Skate, Stories in the Dark and House on Fire. Her television credits include award-winning episodes of Police Rescue, Palace of Dreams, The Secret Life of Us, Sweet and Sour and Bananas in Pyjamas. Debra has written three Aussie Bites books for kids and six children's novels, including The Redback Leftovers, Getting Air and Blue Noise. Debra has been a storyteller on stage at Story Club and will perform her one-woman show, Is There Something Wrong With That Lady?, in 2021.