Benjamin Law (writer)

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Benjamin Law
Born Queensland, Australia
Occupation writer, journalist
Nationality Australian
Period 2000s-present
Notable works The Family Law, Gaysia

Benjamin Law is an Australian journalist and author. He is best known for his books The Family Law, a family memoir published in 2010,[1] and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East, a journalistic exploration of LGBT life in Asia.[2]

Born in Queensland to immigrant parents from Hong Kong,[1] he is currently based in Brisbane.[1] He is openly gay.[3][4]

The Family Law was a shortlisted nominee for Book of the Year at the 2011 Australian Book Industry Awards,[1] and has been in development for a television adaptation by Matchbox Pictures.[5]

As a journalist, he has contributed to publications including Frankie, The Australian Financial Review, The Monthly, Qweekend, Griffith Review, Good Weekend, Crikey and The Big Issue.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Law unto himself: The Family Law author Benjamin Law". Meld, March 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Robert Dessaix, "Queer and Loathing". The Monthly, September 2012.
  3. ^ "Over the rainbow". The Hindu, December 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Gay, lesbian or queer writing". The Book Show, February 7, 2011.
  5. ^ "Benjamin Law Comedy In Production At Matchbox Pictures". Pedestrian Daily, October 16, 2013.

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