Linda Aronson

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Linda Aronson
Born (1950-03-20) 20 March 1950 (age 70)
United Kingdom
OccupationScreenwriter, author
Years active1979–present
Notable work

Linda Aronson (born 20 March 1950) is a British-born Australian screenwriter, educator and author. She wrote the AACTA-nominated drama Kostas and several television series, such as Something in the Air and G.P.[1][2]

Born in London, Aronson moved out to Essex at a young age. She studied at Ulster University, then did late nineteenth century fiction at Oxford University, but abandoned it to pursue a career as a writer. Her first paid writing job was a 1973 radio adaptation of her own stage play, Closing Down for ABC. This was followed by Cafe in a Side Street in 1975, and The Fall Guy in 1976. The latter success lead to her writing Kostas.[3]

The 21st Century Screenplay[edit]

Aronson is also a prolific author, having written several books including the screenwriting guide The 21st Century Screenplay. The book was written as a response to standard screenwriting teaching that focused on linear, single protagonist stories. Aronson, instead, discusses how to write for non-linear stories with multiple characters.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Past Awards". Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Linda Aronson: (author/organisation) | AustLit: Discover Australian Stories". Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  3. ^ Sheppard, Henry (31 January 2013). "Adelaide Screenwriter: Interview with Linda Aronson". Adelaide Screenwriter. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  4. ^ "21st Century Screenplay". Linda Aronson. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Writing Non-Linear, Flashback and Ensemble Scripts by Linda Aronson". Screenwriter Coaching and Talent Development. 12 February 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Linda Aronson in Conversation". Living Spirit Pictures. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Writing Non-Linear and Ensembles for Film and TV with Linda Aronson". Retrieved 3 July 2019.

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