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David Burton

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David Burton is an award-winning writer from Queensland, Australia. Lazarus Won’t Get Out of Bed was his first professionally produced play in Brisbane. Since then, David wrote April’s Fool, which toured nationally in 2012 and was published by Playlab Press. His other works include Boomtown for the Queensland Music Festival (2013) and numerous works for The Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe. In 2014, David co-wrote Hedonism’s Second Album with Claire Christian, premiering at La Boite Theatre Company in August, also published by Playlab Press. In the same year David won the Text Prize for Young Adults and Children’s Writing for his memoir How To Be Happy, which will be published in 2015.

You can find more information about David on his website, or follow him on Twitter @dave_burton, or like him on Facebook at


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