Kylie Needham


"...Each scene and every sentence of Needham's script is straightforward and direct; they fly to the mark, never leaving a feeling of frustration...." The Australian

Kylie Needham is an award-winning author and screenwriter.

Her first novel GIRL IN A PINK DRESS was published by Penguin Random House in 2023. It won the MUD Literary Prize 2024 for the best debut literary novel by an Australian author. Helen Elliott, Literary Critic for The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, said: ‘This short novel is a small miracle. Profound and sometimes perfect, a mere review is an injustice.’

She has won two AWGIE awards for Best Television Series and Best Adapted Telemovie.

Scriptwriting credits for television include FIGHTING SEASON for Foxtel/Goalpost, CROWNIES and International Emmy Award nominated MDA for the ABC, OFFSPRING and THE SOCIETY MURDERS for Channel Ten.

Script editing credits for feature film include THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE for Paramount+ to be released in 2023.

Kylie regularly contributes to writers’ rooms and has worked with Matchbox Pictures, Fremantle Australia, Northern Pictures, Werner Film Productions, Aquarius Films and Archipelago Productions.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts/Communications (Theatre/Media) from Charles Sturt University and both a Master of Arts (English Literature) and a Master of Creative Writing from Macquarie University, where she received The Macquarie University Award for Academic Excellence. She won The English Association Prize for first place in HSC English.