Maryam Master: Entertaining kids on stage, screen and with a new novel

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 29 July 2021
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Maryam Master is a writer with more than 20 years' experience writing for the stage and screen.

She started her career on Australia's biggest soap opera - Home and Away, writing over 80 episodes, before finding her niche writing television for children.

She has credits for kids' TV shows like Blinky Bill, Sesame Street's Elmo and Ollie, and Jim Henson's Bambaloo -- among many more.

More recently she's taken to adapting David Walliams' smash hit books for the stage; Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, and The Midnight Gang all premiered at the Sydney Opera House and have toured across Australia.

Now she's taken that wealth of experience to write her own book, Exit Through the Gift Shop.

Kathryn speaks to Maryam from Sydney.