Abe Forsythe wins at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
Congratulations to Abe Forsythe for taking home the Betty Rowland prize for scriptwriting at last night’s NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Abe’s Down Under script shares the win with Shelley Birse’s The Code episode 4 series 2 script.
Down Under is a brave and urgent piece of work about the struggle to meet expectations placed on men in contemporary Australia. Forsythe manages to skewer both of the opposing groups, while exposing how they are held back by an identical failure: seeing the world through an over-simplified binary lens. This powerful cautionary tale speaks about the dangers of misogyny and racism. Both timely and timeless, Down Under is a triumphant exploration of the forces that informed the infamous Cronulla riots.
For the complete list of winners, click here.