The 2020
Lysicrates Prize Finalists

Meet Katy Warner


Katy is a playwright and writer.

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) she received a Master of Writing for Performance in 2012. She is an AWGIE winner (Best Children’s Theatre for Reasons to Stay Inside), recipient of the Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Emerging Writer (These are the isolate) and two-time nominee for a Victorian Green Room award for new writing (Spencer and A Prudent Man). Other works include Dropped (published by Playlab), nest (Vault Festival, London), Paper Doll (Old Fitz, Sydney) and K (a work in progress for Melbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec Electric readings).

Her fiction has received the Rachel Furnai Prize for Literature (Lip Magazine) and Overland Magazine’s Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, and has appeared in Overland Magazine and Best Summer Stories anthology (Black Inc. Books). Her debut young adult novel, Everywhere Everything Everyone, was be published in 2019 by Hardie Grant Egmont.

She is a proud member of the Australian Writers’ Guild.