Debra Oswald is a writer for stage, television and fiction. She is co-creator and head writer of the successful TV series Offspring, which recently finished its fifth season. Debra won the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Award for the Offspring tele-movie script, and the 2014 AACTA for Best TV Screenplay for the final episode of series 4. Her other television credits include award-winning episodes ofPolice Rescue, Palace of Dreams, The Secret Life of Us, Sweet and Sour and Banana in Pyjamas.
She is the author of three Aussie Bite books and six novels for teenage readers, and the novel Useful, published in 2015.
Debra's stage plays have been produced around Australia. Gary's House, Sweet Roadand The Peach Season were all shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Award and Dags has had many productions. Gary's Househas been performed in translation in Denmark and Japan. Mr Bailey's Minder was produced in Philadelphia in 2008.
Debra has written three plays for young audiences – Skate, Stories in the Dark (NSW Premier's Play Award in 2008) and House on Fire.