Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Screenwriter and bestselling author of 'The Honourable Thief', 'The Water Diviner', and 'The Pacific: In the Footsteps of Captain Cook.'

It’s Monday night. Eurovision fabulousness is yesterday’s news. And that means it’s time for some serious, hard-hitting TV. Yesterday, I forgot to include a link to the relevant ON DEMAND pages on SBS VICELAND for the next two chapters of the story of LOOT. So, for those of you living in Australia… in episode three, …

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Yeah – LOOT is up against the Eurovision Grand Final at 7.30pm tonight. I mean, that’s quite a choice. Even I’m feeling rather conflicted. But if you feel like some meaty and mind-blowing TV tonight, tune in to SBS VICELAND to see the fight against the rape of Egypt’s ancient past in the first hour, …

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Sounds like the perfect thing for a wintery Sunday evening, right? Well, “Loot” will certainly make your blood boil, so there is that. Tune in to SBS VICELAND at 7.30pm AEST on Sunday 8 May for the gut-wrenching tale of the looting of the Iraq Museum as US forces advance on Baghdad.15,000 irreplaceable antiquities are …

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Right about now, I’m not quite sure whether I want to throw up, hide under the bed, or humiliate the children by punching the air and doing a victory lap around the living room. Colour me rather conflicted. Because, this… Why the churning stomach? Because this one is my baby. Here’s the thing… I’ve primped …

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Earlier this year, the fine people at Bolinda approached me about writing some pieces for their new website. In keeping with their passionate and thoughtful approach to what they do, they wanted to showcase new ideas and fresh ways of looking at the world in general. They gave me free rein – always a little …

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Good Question. Well, here’s a taster. And it might give you a sense of why I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. Exhibit 1: For the past month or so, on ABC Australia, I’ve been re-watching the TV series I co-wrote: ‘The Pacific (etc. etc. longest title ever conceived – and not my choice) …

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“This has been a journey of discovery, a love letter to my part of the world. It’s the story of an ocean as much as a story of people. It’s as much about the present as it is about history.” Sam Neill “Written with sparkle by Anastasios… Neill comes across as the ideal travelling companion …

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So, I’ve been pretty quiet on the socials lately. Because I live in Melbourne. Yeah. Nuff said. Last lockdown, we were all grappling with uncertainty. Switch to me documenting all the everyday things I was grateful for… and the posts to remind myself. But as anyone who is going through it can attest, lockdown mk …

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To say that our country is in the grip of an apocalyptic m oment in its history is not an exaggeration. The feeling of impotence, grief and desperation I’ve been feeling from the safety and comfort of my safe house (literally… my house is safe) in the heart of a smoke-clogged Melbourne is overwhelming. Yeah, …

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When I say I’ve always wanted to be an author, I’m not exaggerating. Witness: my first self-published piece of fiction: “the elvse and the showmaker”. Yes, I clearly needed the guiding hand of a good editor. And I was yet to grasp the concept of plagiarism. But, still – I was barely 5. Cut me …

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