Claire Christian is a writer, blogger, podcaster and theatre-maker from Queensland. Her debut young adult novel Beautiful Mess won the 2016 Text Prize and will be released in 2017. She recently made her professional stage directing debut with Single Asian Female at La Boite, which received a 5-star review from The Guardian and was written by Michelle Law. As a playwright, Christian has been recognised both nationally and internationally. In 2009, she was shortlisted for the Griffin Theatre Award, and was selected to study at the Royal Court Theatre in their young writers program. In 2014, Christian co-produced and co-wrote the critically acclaimed Hedonism’s Second Album, which premiered at La Boite Indie and was published by Playlab. She is a frequent collaborator of David Burton, with whom she created the podcast and online content platform Ask Pew!Pew! and co-wrote the play The Landmine is Me.