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Kelsey Munro

Writer, researcher, journalist

Kelsey Munro

About

Kelsey Munro is a writer, researcher and journalist from Sydney, and the co-creator and writer of the original Stan comedy-drama Bump.

Bump received critical acclaim and was the most-watched debut on Stan at its release in January 2021. It has sold to international markets including the BBC (UK), the CW (US) and HBO Latin America, and been renewed for four seasons. It is nominated for three Logie Awards including Outstanding Drama Series at the 2022 Logies. Kelsey was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2022 for scriptwriting, for her Season 1 Bump finale ‘Matrescence’. Kelsey wrote the pilot and several episodes across the series and worked as a producer on the second and third seasons. The third season will be released late 2022.

Bump was Kelsey’s first commissioned TV show. She was Highly Commended in the 2022 Mona Brand Screenwriting Award. Her first original TV script, the comedy-drama Clicks was shortlisted in the 2017 Australian Writers' Guild/AFTRS Script Showcase and the AWG PrimeTime competition. She is currently working on several projects including the Bump spin-off Year Of for Stan, and the true-crime police investigative drama Ironside, also for Stan.

She was previously a Lowy Institute research fellow and a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra where she led a major project on authoritarian technology and human rights and co-authored a landmark report into forced labour in global supply chains. As a journalist she was a news reporter covering state politics and education policy for the Sydney Morning Herald, where she was also a senior editor; and worked as a features writer for The Guardian and Rolling Stone, among others.

She lives in Sydney with her husband and kids.

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