Marieke Hardy is a theatre maker, curator, screenwriter, and artist. After years writing a television column in Melbourne’s The Age she moved on to regular political columns for ABC’s The Drum and a senior contributor’s role with Frankie magazine. Her six-part black comedy series, Laid, premiered in Australia in 2010 and won several awards, including an AACTA for Best Comedy and an AWG for Best Comedy Script. Hardy hosted Triple J FM’s breakfast show for two years. In her guise as literary reviewer she makes Jennifer Byrne’s life an unbridled misery once a month on the ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club. Her first book, a collection of essays titled You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead was released in August 2011. She has moved into the realm of live art curation and immersive theatre making and was a recipient of the Sidney Myer Fellowship in 2015. Hardy will be curating Women of Letters during the Perth Writers Festival.