Margaret Morgan is an author and screenwriter. After graduating from Macquarie University with degrees in Law and Arts, she practised as a solicitor in criminal law for six years before becoming a full-time writer.
Over the next decades, she worked as a screenwriter and script editor in television for many well-regarded Australian drama series (including Water Rats, A Country Practice and GP). Her short fiction has been published in literary journals such as Meanjin and her works for stage (librettos for music theatre) have been performed to critical acclaim and full houses at major Australian arts festivals.
Margaret also has a bachelor's degree in Advanced Science in Biology from Macquarie University, where she focused on plant science, genetics and parasitology and, while a student, wrote an award-winning popular science blog.
Her speculative dystopian novel, The Second Cure, was published by Penguin Random House and shortlisted for a number of major literary prizes. She is currently writing a political thriller.