Writer

Van Badham

Van Badham is a writer, commentator, activist, occasional broadcaster, theatre-maker and one of Australia’s most controversial public intellectuals. In addition to a weekly column for the Guardian’s Australian edition, her work has appeared in The Age, Cosmopolitan, Daily Life, Southerly, Women’s Agenda, Britain’s Daily Telegraph and in various anthologies. She is a frequent guest on panels for ABC RN, The Drum and Q&A, Channel 7’s Sunrise, the All About Women festival and The Festival of Dangerous Ideas. As a playwright, her work has been performed across Australia and the UK, in the US and Canada, and in Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Austria, and she is the recipient of three Premier’s awards for stage writing. Her first novel, Burnt Snow, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2010.

Appearing in these sessions

Utopia for RealistsMore

25 August – 3 September