Debra Oswald



Debra Oswald is a Sydney-based playwright and author. She began writing as a teenager and sold her first radioplay at 17. Since then, she’s made her living as a writer for film, television, stage, and radio, as well as publishing a number of novels for children.

Debra has written extensively for the stage and is best known for her play Dags, which has had many productions both in Australia and overseas. Her other plays include Sweet Road, Gary's House, and Mr Bailey’s Minder. Her prize-winning youth theatre play Skate toured to Belfast in 2005. Her television credits include 'Palace of Dreams', 'Bananas in Pyjamas', 'Police Rescue', ‘The Secret Life of Us’, and various dramas for ABC TV Education.


Average rating: 3.57 · 1,189 ratings · 203 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
Useful

3.62 avg rating — 769 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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The Whole Bright Year

3.54 avg rating — 201 ratings3 editions
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Blue Noise

3.58 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Getting Air

3.48 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1 — 2 editions
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Stories in the Dark

3.90 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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The Fifth Quest

3.33 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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The Redback Leftovers

3.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2000
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Dags

2.83 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Gary's House

2.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Skate

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2004
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“From what Natalie could observe, by middle age, every person's life had rolled some distance downhill, even if it was a very gentle slope, coming to rest at a place of disappointment. Some spheres of an individual's life might have gone spectacularly well but there would always be an obstinate slab of disappointment in another department - a stalled career, inability to have kids, a dismal marriage, whatever.”
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