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Sylvia Lawson

Sylvia Lawson (1932–2017) was Inside Story’s film writer from 2009 to 2016. Her books include the multi-award-winning The Archibald Paradox, a study of the early Sydney Bulletin and its first editor; How Simone de Beauvoir Died in Australia, which won the Gleebooks prize for 2003; The Outside Story, a novel centred on the Sydney Opera House; and Demanding the Impossible: Essays on Resistance. Peter Browne pays tribute to her here, and Tom O’Regan’s tribute is here.