AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST
He’s the author of the memoir The Family Law (2010), the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards—and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). He’s the co-author of Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle, and the sex/relationships advice book Law School (2017) with his mum Jenny.
Benjamin has written for over 50 publications in Australia and beyond—including the Monthly, frankie, Good Weekend, the Guardian, the Australian, Monocle and the Australian Financial Review—and has a PhD in creative writing from QUT.
The Family Law is now also an award-winning TV series for SBS, which Benjamin created and co-writes. Benjamin was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ Deep Water: The Real Story (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s Sisters (Ten).
Every week, Benjamin co-hosts ABC RN’s weekly national pop culture show Stop Everything and online startup and tech TV show That Startup Show. You can also watch him on TV shows like ABC’s Q&A and SBS’s Filthy Rich and Homeless.
He lives in Sydney.
Author and Journalist
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