Katy Warner

Katy is an award-winning playwright and writer. Her plays have been produced in Australia, London and New Zealand. Works include Grace, Spencer, A Prudent Man, Paper Doll, Reasons to Stay Inside and Dropped.

Awards include an AWGIE for Best Children’s Play, the Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Emerging Writer and nominations for the Victorian Green Room award for new writing, the Martin Lysicrates Prize and Lysicrates Prize.

Katy was a commissioned playwright for Old Fitz and Playwriting Australia’s New Fitz Writers’ Program and Red Stitch Actor Theatre’s INK Program. She was a playwright in the Besen Family Artist Program with Malthouse Theatre and part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre and Cybec Electric programs.

She studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, receiving a Master of Writing for Performance in 2012. Her fiction has received the Rachel Furnai Prize for Literature (Lip Magazine) and Overland Magazine’s Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.

Her writing has been shortlisted for awards including the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Prize and Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Prize and has appeared in Best Summer Stories (Black Inc.), The Slow Canoe and Overland Magazine. Katy’s debut novel, Everywhere Everything Everyone, was published in 2019 by Hardie Grant; and was shortlisted for the Readings YA Book of the Year Award.

Her second novel, Triple Threat, will be released by Hardie Grant in September 2022. Katy is a proud member of the Australian Writers’ Guild.

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Shane and Cathryn Brennan Prize for Playwrighting FInalist

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