Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper is the author of Sinning Across Spain (MUP, 2017), and co-author with Tony Doherty of The Attachment (Allen & Unwin, 2017). 

She has also written for theatre (she was co-winner of the 2001 Patrick White Playwrights Award), radio, and various newspapers and magazines. In addition, she works as an actor, director, interviewer and teacher.


Old growth

Memoir IN 1975, JUST before my sixteenth birthday, I read in the summer issue of Dolly magazine that everyone needed some ‘me’ time. This sounded grown-up, enticing. The editor suggested checking into a hotel to unwind. I’m not sure I knew the...

Who are ‘we’?

GR OnlineThen, in late May, S suggested something new. Next time, might we consider the Uluru Statement from the Heart? Immediate enthusiasm – and, unusually on my part, some nerves at the prospect of giving voice to a text.

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