Michelle LawScreenwriter | Playwright | Author

Michelle Law is a writer with experience in journalism, screenwriting and playwriting. For the screen, Michelle wrote multiplatform content for Flashforward (ABC), worked in the writer’s room for The Family Law (SBS), and developed story and interactive media for Slide (FOX8), for which she won an AWGIE. In 2013, Michelle wrote the short film Bloomers, directed by Corrie Chen, and Suicide and Me, a short documentary which screened on ABC2. She won her second AWGIE for Homecoming Queens, the first web series commissioned by SBS On-Demand. The series won Best Screenplay at Melbourne WebFest 2018. Michelle wrote on Get Krack!n and The Katering Show, which won a 2018 AWGIE for Best Situation or Narrative Comedy.

Michelle wrote Single Asian Female, a play commissioned by La Boite, which earned a 5-star Guardian review before transferring to a sold-out season at Belvoir in 2018. The play has since returned to La Boite with Michelle in the lead role, and will tour to Melbourne in 2019. In 2014, she co-authored the comedy book, Sh*t Asian Mothers Say. Michelle also won the 2016 Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. She is currently working on her second play, and several feature and television projects. For a full CV please contact

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Books & Plays

  • Your Asian Mother Says: “You look just like Mummy when she was your age.”
  • Your Asian Mother Means: “You will secure love and happiness thanks to my genes so essentially you owe me everything.”
  • Benjamin Law and Michelle Law, the long-suffering children of an Asian Mother, bring you the hilarious Sh*t Asian Mothers Say, featuring the wisdom of Asian Mothers the world over, from “Eat every grain of rice, otherwise that’s how many pimples your future spouse will have” to “She’s just jealous – and racist”. The book also includes quizzes (“Have You Failed Your Asian Mother?”), an interpretation guide to “What your Asian Mother is really saying”, Ten Asian Mother Commandments (Thou shalt not sleepover) and an Asian Mothers’ Guide to Beauty (bad perms, colour, eyelids). With illustrations by Oslo Davis that bring the disapproving Asian Mother to life, this is the perfect gift for the Asian Mother in your life – or perhaps her children.
  • Published by Nero, available through Kobo [To purchase, go to Publisher]

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