ANNA BARNES is a writer and playwright. A recipient of Sydney Theatre Company's Patrick White Playwriting Award (2012), her book Girl! The Ultimate Guide To Being You (Penguin 2012) was named one of the 2013 Eva Pownall Notable Books by the Childrens Book Council of Australia.
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Eternal obsessions mingle with the obsessions of our times, bloodshed goes hand in hand with Barcardi Breezers and Facebook, and a chilling portrait emerges of a family irreversibly shattered by grief and guilt. Anna Barnes MinusOneSister is a contemporary retelling of Sophocles classic tragedy, Electra. The teenage siblings take the stage, and loyalties are challenged as each confronts their own grief and guilt. Barnes challenges patterns of blame that persist today when dealing with violence and sexuality.
Winner of the Patrick White Playwrights' Award in 2013.
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