Nakkiah Lui is a writer/actor/director and Gamillaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman.
She began her playwriting career at Sydney Theatre Company under the artistic directorship of Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett, since then she has worked with every major theatre company in Australia.
Nakkiah was actor/writer/producer of the ground-breaking series, Black Comedy, which ran for four seasons from 2014-2019. From then she went on to create/write/star in the award-winning series, Kiki & Kitty which aired on ABC in 2017. Most recently, Nakkiah is is the co-creator/showrunner/star of the upcoming series, Preppers, as well contributing to a number of Australian drama and comedy series.
Nakkiah is a young leader in the Australian Aboriginal community. Nakkiah the co-host and co-creator of the award-winning podcast series, Pretty for an Aboriginal and Debutante with Miranda Tapsell. In 2020 Nakkiah teamed with Australia’s largest independent book publisher, Allen and Unwin to launch her own imprint, JOAN.
Questions on notice
Abdul Abdullah, Benjamin Law, Alan Duffy, Graeme Innes, Gregory Phillips, Kristin Alford, Maggie Ryan Sandford, Mark Colvin, Mary Norris, Nakkiah Lui, Sammy J, Tom Elliott, Upulie Divisekera, Michael Williams
Why be good? Questions of work, love and feminism
Meghan Daum, Jane Caro, Geraldine Brooks, Nakkiah Lui, Sally Warhaft
When is Australia racist? Questions of difference and fairness
Abdul Abdullah, Nakkiah Lui, Gregory Phillips, Voranai Vanijaka, Benjamin Law
One last question: are words more important than actions?
Rob Delaney, Cheryl Strayed, Nakkiah Lui, Maggie Ryan Sandford, Upulie Divisekera, Alan Brough, Adam Liaw, Sally Warhaft, Graeme Innes, Mary Norris, Michael Williams
Gala Night of Storytelling 2016: The Book that Changed Me
Anna Funder, Kon Karapanagiotidis, Russel Howcroft, Susan Carland, Tony Windsor, Lee Lin Chin, Jack Charles, Nakkiah Lui, Graeme Simsion, Sarah Blasko