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Brendan Cowell


Brendan is an award-winning writer, actor and director for television, theatre and film. He wrote the smash hit Ruben Guthrie for Belvoir in 2009 and wrote and directed the film adaptation, winning an AWGIE for the screenplay. Brendan wrote two episodes of the multi-award-winning series The Slap for which he won the AACTA Best Screenplay Prize. He has won the Patrick White Playwright's Award, the Philip Parsons Young Playwright's Award and the Griffin Award. His 11 plays have been produced all around the world. Brendan's second novel Plum was published by Pan Macmillan in 2021.