David Williamson

David Williamson is one of Australia's best known and most widely performed playwrights and a leading screenwriter. Over a span of 50 years he has written over 50 plays performed internationally and over 20 films and television series'. He was the first person outside Britain to receive the George Devine Award for an original play, and his many other awards include 12 Australian Writers' Guild AWGIE Awards, five Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Screenplay and, in 1996, The United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award. In 2005 David was given the Richard Lane Award for services to the Australian Writers' Guild. David has also received four honorary doctorates and been made an Officer of the Order of Australia, and been named one of Australia's National Living Treasures. In 2021, David released his memoir Home Truths.