Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based journalist, Good Weekend columnist and TV screenwriter. He’s the author of two books – the black comedy memoir The Family Law (2010) and the travelogue Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012). Both books were nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards, and The Family Law is now a major TV series on SBS, which he created and co-wrote with Matchbox Pictures. Series 2 will air on SBS in 2017.

Benjamin also has a PhD in creative writing from QUT, has taught writing to both adults and children, and is a regular speaker on radio, TV and at writers’ festivals across the country.

Benjamin has written for over 50 publications in Australia and beyond—including the MonthlyfrankieGood Weekend, the Guardian, the AustralianMonocle and the Australian Financial Review.

The Family Law is now also an award-winning TV series for SBS, which Benjamin created and co-writes. Benjamin was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ Deep Water: The Real Story (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s Sisters (Ten).

You can hear him co-hosting ABC RN’s weekly pop culture show Stop Everything, and watch him as a panellist on TV shows like ABC’s Screen TimeQ&A and The Drum.