Honoured to receive the prestigious 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Award (Betty Roland Prize) for Screenwriting last night.

Much gratitude goes to the Afghans who brought authenticity to the scenes of Jirga; to actor Sam Smith who helped me see the beauty in less dialogue; to producer John Maynard and editor Nikki Stevens because the story is so often improved in post production. Sometimes it’s the people around you who make you seem talented! Thanks most of all to my family for their constant support.

Here’s what the judges had to say.