Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism.  He’s the author of the memoir The Family Law (2010), the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards—the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017) and edited the anthology Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). The Family Law was adapted into three seasons of an award-winning SBS TV series, which Benjamin created and co-wrote. Benjamin has also written for over 50 publications in Australia and beyond—including the MonthlyfrankieGood Weekend, the Guardian, the AustralianMonocle and the Australian Financial Review—and has a PhD in creative writing from QUT. He co-wrote the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle, and the sex/relationships advice book Law School (2017) 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 (Netflix/Ten). He’s now working on a play for the Melbourne Theatre Company and a two-part ABC feature documentary, Waltzing the Dragon (July 2019). Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show Stop EverythingHe 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). He’s a Queenslander based in Sydney.

Photograph by Daniel Francisco Robles.