Andrew Bovell was born at Kalgoorlie, Western Australia and currently lives in Soth Australia. His SWGIE award-winning play SPEAKING IN TONGUES (1996) has been seen throughout Australia as well as in Europe and the US and Bovell adapted it for the screen as LANTANA (2001). Both the play and screenplay have been published by Currency Press along with AFTER DINNER (1988), HOLY DAY (2001), SCENES FROM A SEPARATION (written with Hannie Rayson) (1995) and WHO'S AFRAID OF THE WORKING CLASS) (1998), (written with Patricia Cornelius, Melissa Reeves, Christos Tsiolkas and Irene Vela) WHO'S AFRAID OF THE WORKING CLASS? was adapted to film as BLESSED. WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (2008) won the 2008 Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the 2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards. Andrew Bovell also co-wrote the screen play for Strictly Ballroom (1992) with Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce and Head On (1998) with Mira Robertson and Ana Kokkinos.