Anna Barnes is an award winning playwright and published author. Her book Girl! The Ultimate Guide To Being You (Penguin 2012) was named one of the 2013 Eva Pownall Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. In 2012, she collaborated with artist Sara Drake (USA) to tell the story about her diagnosis of anosmia for Radio with Pictures at the Sydney Opera House. She was the winner of the 2013 Sydney Theatre Company’s Patrick White Playwrighting Award. In 2015, her play MinusOneSister opened at Griffin Theatre, produced by Stories Like These.