Author(s): Debra Oswald
A terrified 12-year-old boy finds himself separated from his family in the unfamiliar streets of a war torn city. He takes refuge in a bombed-out house and in the total blackness his bravado crumbles into tears. Into his life steps Anna older, street smart and scornful of his crying.
Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Play Award 2008.
Debra Oswald is a Sydney-based playwright and author. She began writing as a teenager and her first play was workshopped at the Australian National Playwrights Conference when she was 17. Since then she has made her living as a writer for film, television, stage and radio as well as publishing a number of novels for children. Her plays include: Dags, which has had many productions both in Australia and overseas; Sweet Road, Gary's House, Mr Bailey's Minder, The Peach Season and the award-winning Skate which toured to Belfast in 2005. Her television credits include Palace of Dreams, Bananas in Pyjamas, Police Rescue and The Secret Life of Us; and her children's novels include: Me and Barry Terrific, The Return of the Baked Bean, The Redback Leftovers and The Fifth Quest.