Writer

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is a TV screenwriter, feature journalist and columnist. He’s the author of two books – The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), both of which were nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards. He’s also the creator and co-writer of The Family Law, an award-winning SBS TV series based on the book of the same name, and was an associate producer and researcher of the SBS feature documentary Deep Water: The Real Story (2016). Law is a weekly columnist for Good Weekend, has a PhD in creative writing and has also written for over 50 publications in Australia and worldwide.

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The Family Law

Now a major SBS television series! Meet the Law family – eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: Why won’t his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants? Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980s? Will his childhood dreams of Home and Away stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love? Hilarious and moving, The Family Law is a linked series of tales from a wonderful new Australian talent.

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