Emily Ballou is an Australian poet, novelist and screenwriter. She was born in the United States in 1968 and moved to Australia in 1991. Emily was one of the screenwriters for the ABC mini-series adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ novel,The Slap.
Her previous works of fiction include the novels, Father Landsand Aphelion, and a picture-book, One Blue Sock (illustrated by Stephen Michael King). Emily’s novel, Father Lands, set during the desegregation of the school system in the United States, is currently being adapted into a film.