LENNY ANN LOW
JOURNALIST, COLUMNIST, TV CRITIC AND FEATURES WRITER.
I'll dig deep to understand you, your project and your audience before creating unique and engaging writing to enhance every idea. With an innate understanding of what makes quality journalism and beautiful copy, I'll give you strong, clear and winning words to capture the attention of every client.
I'm a lady who loves writing, particularly funny stuff, whether in print, on the radio or on-screen. People love my words because it goes straight to the heart of a person or topic, it's written quickly and efficiently and, more often than not, it makes them laugh with recognition.
My enthusiasm, dependability and years of experience covering diverse and creative people, places and stories will give you the whip-smart, crackerjack content you need.
Arts, news and features journalist, columnist, theatre and food reviewer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age for more than 20 years.
Specialising in profiles, I interviewed actors, artists, directors, writers, performers, opera artists and thinkers from the worlds of theatre, comedy, TV, film, books and the visual arts. Highlight interviews include Spectrum profiles on Hannah Gadsby, Stephen Fry, Bill Bryson, Amy Schumer, Marc Maron, Michael Palin, Ben Quilty, Sam Simmons, Miranda July, Amy Poehler, Tracey Emin.
Sydney Festival - program guide and online features.
AGNSW magazine, Look: feature writer.
Audrey Journal: feature writer and theatre reviews
Storyation: content provider.
Host, 'Hard Boiled': One-on-one weekly interview show featuring Anne Edmonds, Judith Lucy, Wil Anderson, Sammy J and Randy, Josh Groban and other Australian and international comedians and musicians, for The Sydney Morning Herald, The West Australian, The Brisbane Times and The Age online
Pussy Bows. Sydney Morning Herald podcast co-hosted with Amanda Hooton (Good Weekend) in development with Julie Posseti and Stephen Hutcheon
Segment presenter, FBi Radio - Sydney Secret History.
SYDNEY WRITER'S FESTIVAL:
MC + Moderator: School Days and So You Think You Can Write
Host of interviews/talks/panels featuring authors and publishers such as Anthony Horowitz, Andy Griffiths, Louise Adler, Charlie Higson, Jackie French, Leigh Hobbs and Jennifer Rowe
SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY:
Judge,Patrick White Playwrights’ Award
THEATRE PRODUCER, PERFORMER, WRITER:
Contemporary theatre and comedy group, Frumpus:
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Sydney Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Carriageworks
I have a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Writing and Theatre, from the University of Wollongong and a Diploma of Photography from the Australian Centre for Photography.
Schooled in New Zealand and Sydney, I completed my journalism traineeship at Fairfax Media.
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I'd love to discuss your content needs and how we can work together.
MY CLIENTS SAY
"Oh Lenny…..your interview….oh man, I LOVE EVERYTHING. It is the best, most in depth, gorgeous capture of Sam [Simmons] I have ever read. In fact, it is one of the best profile pieces on a personality I have read in a while. I hope you enjoyed writing it as much as I loved reading it."
Publicity Director, Token, comedy creative representation agency.
"Forgive me for the random email but ... " ... his man-breasts bulging from a leather belt chest arrangement”. This is the best line I have read all year. Loving the GOT [Game of Thrones] column.
Chief Sports Writer, The Sydney Morning Herald
"Huge huge thanks for the phenomenal coverage of Cabaret on the weekend. It was magnificent. I went to my petrol station to buy the paper, where they are stacked on the floor, and gave an audible gasp when I saw Paul [Capsis’s] face staring at me. It is really wonderful and we are so grateful."
Bruce Pollack AM,
"Just a quick email to say many thanks for the kind words in Spectrum [restaurant review]. We are always so pleased when people notice the finer details, and were pleasantly surprised to read your observations so nicely written."
Joshua and Shy,
Either | Or, Newtown