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Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper has worked as a writer, theatre director, teacher actor, radio broadcaster and speaker.

She was co-winner of the inaugural Patrick White Playwright’s Award for her theatre script Small Mercies.

2012 saw the fruition of several projects: her episode of ABC Radio’s Poetica; Bell Shakespeare’s production of an adaptation of Duchess of Malfi, co-written by Ailsa, and the publication of her first book, Sinning Across Spain.

She is currently working on two books – one a hybrid of memoir and fiction, the other co-written with Tony Doherty, a Catholic priest. Ailsa is a passionate – some would say obsessive – walker.