17 March 2017

Van Badham

Vanessa Badham is a playwright and novelist. She also writes dramas and comedies and is over more a regular columnist for political commentary and arts criticism for the Guardian Australia. She was born in 1978 in Sydney. Today she is living in Melbourne.

Vanessa Badham has studied creative writing and performance at the University of Wollongong and English literature at the University of Sheffield. Later she completed a Master of Arts in Theatre at the University of Melbourne.

Badham’s plays have been performed throughout Australia and in the UK and range in theme across a variety of political and social issues.

The awards for her theatre work include the 2005 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Black Hands / Dead Section, the 2014 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award for Muff and the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards for The Bull, the Moon and the Coronet of Stars.