Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. He’s the author of the memoir The Family Law, the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East — both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards — and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101.
The Family Law is now also an award-winning TV series for SBS, which Benjamin created and co-writes. Benjamin has also written for over 50 publications in Australia and beyond, including the Monthly, frankie, Good Weekend, The Guardian, The Australian, Monocle and the Australian Financial Review, and has a PhD in creative writing from QUT.
Benjamin co-wrote the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say with his sister Michelle, and the sex/relationships advice book Law School with his mum Jenny. He was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ Deep Water: The Real Story (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s Sisters (Ten).
He’s now working on a play for the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show Stop Everything. He also co-hosts online startup and tech TV show That Startup Show, and you can catch him on TV shows like Q&A (ABC), The Drum (ABC), The Project (Ten) and Filthy Rich and Homeless (SBS).
Benjamin Law is a Queenslander based in Sydney.
Benjamin Law will be in conversation with Vicki Laveau-Harvie and Jessie Cole in Extraordinary Truth, Extraordinary Lies on Sunday at The Carrington.