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Maura Pierlot 

Short Bio

Maura Pierlot is an author and playwright based in Canberra. A former medical journalist, ethics advisor and small business owner, Maura has a PhD in philosophy (ethics) and enjoys writing about memory, perception and identity. The Trouble in Tune Town is her first children’s book.

Standard Bio

Maura is an author and playwright who enjoys writing fiction for children and young adults. The Trouble in Tune Town is her first children’s picture book. Maura was the winner of the 2017 CBCA NSW’s Aspiring Writers Mentorship, and recipient of the Charlotte Waring Barton Award, for her young adult manuscript, Freefalling (now True North). Her debut professional theatre production, Fragments enjoyed a sell-out season at The Street Theatre, Canberra in October 2019. Maura is the winner of Hothouse Theatre’s SOLO international monologue competition (2016) and the recipient of numerous writing awards and fellowships. In addition to her creative writing achievements, Maura has worked as an ethicist, medical video writer/producer, small business owner and Editor, Australian Medicine. She has a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate, each in philosophy, Maura divides her time between Canberra and Jamberoo, NSW where she, her husband and three grown children, are working towards sustainability of their avocado and walnut farm.


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