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Lorin Clarke


Lorin Clarke writes for radio, the screen, and the page. Her TV work includes episodes of Australian children's shows Kangaroo Beach, The Wonder Gang, and Bluey. She also created and narrated three seasons of award-winning audio drama The Fitzroy Diaries. Clarke is the author of children's book Our (Last) Trip to the Market, and wrote the introduction to her father John Clarke's selected works, Tinkering (which was published posthumously in 2017). She has co-hosted podcasts and breakfast radio, and managed to write an award-winning play (People Watching) in the middle of her arts/law degree at Melbourne University.  

When asked what his influences were, Dad had a range of answers, but he always said the biggest influence on his writing and performing was talk. The adults in the next room talking at night, the way people spoke in shops, the wording of announcements over loud speakers. If you listen to talk, you learn about tone, about speech rhythm, and, most importantly for Dad, about how important the form of delivery is to conveying (or avoiding) meaning. Lorin Clarke, in the introduction to book Tinkering: The Complete Book of John Clarke (2017), page 2