Moya Costello

Moya Costello taught creative writing at Southern Cross University, and is now an adjunct. She has four books: two of short, creative prose (Kites in Jakarta and Small Ecstasies) and two short novels (The Office as a Boat and Harriet Chandler). She has creative and scholarly work in journals, magazines and anthologies. In her past, she wrote for Australia children’s television’s Humphrey B. Bear.

Moya Costello reviews 'Creating Australian Television Drama: A screenwriting history' by Susan Lever

October 2020, no. 425 24 September 2020
Moya Costello reviews 'Creating Australian Television Drama: A screenwriting history' by Susan Lever
‘It is necessary in each situation,’ Jacques Derrida stated in 2007, in one of many instances of writing on writing, ‘to create an appropriate mode of exposition … to take into account the presumed or desired addressee.’ This was the phenomenon I sought while reading Susan Lever’s book on screenwriting for Australian television drama. The various bookends among which to stack the text ... (read more)