Clare Atkins shares her experiences of scriptwriting for television and researching for novels as well as insights from her role as a development executive, assessing proposals for new television programs and working on the ABC’s diversity and inclusion policy.
Clare has a great interest in real stories and exploring themes of culture and identity informed by her own experience of living and feeling in between worlds, culturally.
An award winning young fiction author, Clare’s novels are read by high school students and used as teaching resources by high school teachers.
Her novels feature political backdrops of the Australian Government’s Intervention in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (Nona and Me) and the conditions for asylum seekers in detention in Australia (Between Us).
For younger children, Clare’s first picture book Egg will be released in August 2022.
The 2SER radio version of this conversation is available on demand at the 2SER show page. It’s a concise 30 minute version focusing on Clare’s novels.
The extended podcast version shared on this page (above) includes more about Clare’s experiences as a television development executive, and related diversity and inclusion issues, as well as more about the craft of scriptwriting and the discipline of novel writing.