Berry Writers Festival - 25 - 27 October 2024Berry Writers Festival 2024 - 25-27 October 2024
Because words matter

James Colley

James Colley is a television comedy writer, producer and author from Western Sydney. He is best known for his work on Gruen, Summer Love, Question Everything, The 1% Club, and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. James is a regular contributor to Frankie Magazine and The Guardian, with bylines in Junkee, The Big Issue, Crikey and a number of others he either can’t remember or is choosing to forget. The Next Big Thing: A Girl, A Boy, A Big Attraction (2024), is his debut novel. 

James has written for The ARIAs, Bravest Warriors, Tomorrow Tonight, Tonightly, and Hard Quiz. He was the creator of SBS Comedy’s The Backburner, and creator of the podcasts Nailed It and Stop the Posts. James wrote for A Rational Fear on Radio National (2014) and appeared live at The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (2013), and Splendour in the Grass (2014).


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The Berry Writers Festival acknowledges the Dharawal and Dhurga language-speaking groups who are traditional owners of this area. We acknowledge their customs and culture, which have nourished, and continue to nourish, this land. And we extend our respects to Elders, past, present, and future.

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