Benedict’s film Una (based on David Harrower’s play ‘Blackbird’) starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn had its world premiere at the 43rd Telluride Film Festival.
Benedict’s poetry collection Lens Flare won the 2016 Mary Gilmore Award.
Judges citation -
This tightly crafted and expansive collection can be both humorous and poignant, revealing a highly attuned poetic sense of place, memory and relationship, and sometimes the wickedness of wording the world. Andrews’ verse, set across the emotional and physical terrains of Iceland and Australia, is spare and strong; possessing a dramatic, filmic quality that delights in its visual power, as well as the cadences of its language. The poet’s lens flares – illuminating and obscuring – and the reader is drawn into an intense and sensual world.
A collection of Benedict’s plays — including Like A Sun, Every Breath, The Stars, Geronimo, and Gloria — is now available from Oberon Books.
Benedict’s play Gloria will be produced by Sydney’s Griffin Theatre, directed by Lee Lewis.
26 August – 8 October