Benjamin Law

TV screenwriter, journalist and newspaper columnist
Good Weekend

Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based TV screenwriter, journalist and newspaper columnist for Good Weekend.

He’s the author of The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle and illustrator Oslo Davis, and has written the current Quarterly Essay (‘Moral Panic 101’) on the Safe Schools scandal. In 2017 he also published Law School, a hilarious guide to dating and relationships which he wrote with his mum, Jenny Phang.

His books have been nominated for a number of Australian Book Industry Awards. The Family Law is now in its fourth reprint, has been translated into French and is now a major SBS TV series. Gaysia was published in India in 2013, with the US and other territories to follow in 2014. Both of his books were nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards, and he is currently working on his third.

Benjamin has also written for over 50 publications in Australia and worldwide, including Good Weekend, frankie, The Monthly and Qweekend. He has a PhD in television writing from QUT, and is a regular speaker at writers’ festivals, and on radio and television.