Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based journalist, columnist and screenwriter, and has completed a PhD in television writing and cultural studies.

He is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—and the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle and illustrator Oslo Davis. Both of his books have been nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards.

Benjamin is a frequent contributor to Good Weekend (The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age), frankie and The Monthly, and has also written for over 50 publications, businesses and agencies in Australia and worldwide.

Upcoming Events

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Sat, August 30, 2014
10:00 am
11:00 am
Melbourne Writers Festival | Shit Asian Mothers Say
In his first two books The Family Law and Gaysia, Benjamin Law cemented his reputation as an observant, witty and intelligent writer. Joining forces with sister Michelle Law, the irreverent siblings turn their humour back on the family with the hilarious Sh*t Asian Mothers Say. In conversation with Sam Twyford-Moore.
Free event
ACMI The Cube
Sat, August 30, 2014
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
Melbourne Writers Festival | Alissa Nutting: In Conversation
American writer Alissa Nutting’s scorching debut novel Tampa is an edgy and disturbing story about a female paedophile preying on young boys. Laced with black humour and crackling sexualised prose, Tampa brings together American Psycho and Lolita in a confronting tale of monstrously misplaced desire. In conversation with Benjamin Law.
Cost: $22/19
Deakin Edge
Sat, August 30, 2014
7:30 pm
9:30 pm
Melbourne Writers Festival | Queer Literary Salon
Hosted by brilliant writer, lad-about-town and self-proclaimed Gaysian, Benjamin Law, an entertaining line-up of fabulous performances, same-sex interviews, provocative readings, and gender-bending antics will celebrate queer voices in literature including Terry Jaensch, Brooke Hemphill, Phillip Hensher, Sophie Cunningham and Daniel Witthaus. Doors open at 7pm and the bar will be open: come and join us for a drink before the event. This venue has limited seating and plenty of standing room.
Cost: $30/27
Sun, August 31, 2014
2:30 pm
3:30 pm
Melbourne Writers Festival | Tara Moss: The Fictional Woman
Tara Moss has worn numerous labels including author, gold-digger, human rights activist, model, dumb blonde and feminist. In her new book The Fictional Woman, Tara reveals the facts behind her personal journey and challenges common fictions about contemporary women. In conversation with Benjamin Law.
Cost: $22/19
Deakin Edge

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