Peta Murray is a professional playwright, dramaturge, and teacher of scriptwriting. She is currently co-facilitating a pilot playwriting program for Ilbijerri Theatre.
Her theatre work encompasses main stage, youth, and community-based projects, and her best-known stage play, Wallflowering, has seen numerous productions in Australia and overseas. Other plays include AWGIE winners Spitting Chips and The Keys to the Animal Room, and Salt which won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama. Peta also writes prose, and her stories have been published in anthologies including The Sleepers Almanac and New Australian Stories.
She is co-founder and Creative Consultant of The GroundSwell Project.
Website URL: http://thegroundswellproject.com/
October 2018, no. 405
• Review of the Month: Felicity Plunkett on Behrouz Boochani’s powerful memoir No Friend But the Mountains
• Susan Reid looks at Adani and the coal industry’s influence on Australian politics
• Tim Flannery on Bruno Latour’s new book on climate change
• Cassandra Atherton on Haruki Murakami’s new novel
• Fiona Gruber on Chloe Hooper’s book on Black Saturday
• Lauren Rickards comments on coal, fossils, and aluminium
• Nicole Abadee on Markus Zusak’s new novel Bridge of Clay
• Gail Bell on Leigh Sales’s new book on unexpected trauma
September 2018, no. 404
• Review of the Month: Clare Corbould reviews Joseph Crespino's 'biography' of Atticus Finch, Harper Lee's great creation
• Brenda Niall on the correspondence of Vance and Nettie Palmer
• Gideon Haigh on Seymour Hersh's memoir
• Stephen Mills on Bob Carr's new memoir
• Beejay Silcox on Michael Ondaatje’s new novel Warlight
• Michael Shmith on journalist Les Hinton’s memoir
• Johanna Leggatt on Stephanie Bishop's Man Out of Time