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Patricia Cornelius


Patricia Cornelius is a founding member of Melbourne Workers Theatre. She’s a playwright, novelist and film writer. She’s the recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize and the 2019 Green Room award for Life Achievement. She’s been awarded the Victorian, NSW and Queensland Premiers’ Prizes, the Patrick White Fellowship and the Mona Brand Award for playwriting, as well as numerous AWGIE awards.

She has written over 35 plays, including Runt, Shit, Big Heart, Savages, Do not go gentle…, Slut, Love and The Call.

Patricia’s novel, My Sister Jill (Random House) was published in 2002.

She’s currently developing a feature film, Stolen, with director and co-writer, Catriona McKenzie.

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