Hilary Bell (writer)

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Hilary Bell
Born1966 (age 52–53)
Sydney, New South Wales
Notable awardsAurealis Award
Best fantasy short story
1996 Mirror, Mirror
SpousePhillip "John" Johnston
ChildrenMoss Theo Bell Johnston (2000), Ivy Coco Bell Johnston (2003)
RelativesLucy (1968)

Hilary Bell (born 1966) is an Australian writer of stage, fiction, radio, screen, and theatre. She is the daughter of John Bell, the founder of the Bell Shakespeare company.

Life and career[edit]

Bell, a Sydney native, is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and the Juilliard Playwrights' Studio.[1] She attended high school with fellow Sydney writer Justine Ettler. Bell writes in many different areas including stage, fiction, radio, screen, and theatre.[2] In 1996 she joint won the 1996 Aurealis Award for best young-adult novel with her novel, Mirror, Mirror which is an adaption of the 1995 television show which Bell was a writer for.[3] She has also won awards for her work as a playwright; the Philip Parsons Young Playwrights Award, the Jill Blewitt Playwrights' Award, the Bug'n'Bub Award, the Eric Kocher Playwrights' Award, the 2007 Inscription Award, and an AWGIE award.[2]


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  • Wolf Lullaby
  • Fortune
  • The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Ruysch
  • The Falls
  • Memmie Le Blanc
  • The Bloody Bride
  • Perfect Stranger
  • A Pocket Full of Hula Dreams
  • "Ugly Beauty"
  • "Connectivity"

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  • Mrs. Satan (opera)
  • The Wedding Song (musical)
  • Talk Show (song cycle)
  • Faust (libretto to Phillip Johnston's score)

Source: Ozscipt.org


  1. ^ "Hilary Bell". AustralianPlays.org. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Hilary Bell". OzScript. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  3. ^ "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1997 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 24 April 2010.

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