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Marieke Hardy

Writer & Editor


Marieke Hardy is a screenwriter, playwright, producer, artist immersive theatre maker, media presenter and recipient of the Sidney Myer Fellowship.

The Assistant Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival in 2018 and 2019, Marieke is the head writer and showrunner on Jungle’s adaptation of Robbie Arnott’s novel, Flames and has series in development with Matchbox Pictures and Synchronicity Films. She has written on Barons from 2 Jons, Fremantle and the ABC, Netflix’s Heartbreak High reboot and a series for Sony Pictures Television.

Marieke has written for Seven Types of Ambiguity, Nowhere Boys, The Family Law, Mr & Mrs Murder, Spirited, Packed to the Rafters, Always Greener, Neighbours, and Something in the Air and was script consultant/editor on Rosehaven, Please Like Me, Tomorrow Tonight, and Anne Edmonds’ Helen Bidou series.

Her adaptation of Dario Fo’s play No Pay? No Way! premiered with STC and was nominated for a NSW Premier’s Award.

Marieke was a co-creator, co-writer and co-producer on ABC series, Laid for which she won the 2011 AWGIE for Best Comedy – Situation or Narrative. 

Alongside regular columns for The Age, The Drum, and Frankie magazine and features in The Saturday Paper and Spectrum, Marieke hosted the breakfast radio show on Triple J FM from 2007 – 2009, was a regular presenter on ABC’s The Book Club, co-curated and co-produced Women of Letters which was released with Penguin Books. Marieke’s first collection of essays, You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead, was released with Allen and Unwin.

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