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I’m a Boston-based Australian writer and Warren Wilson College MFA graduate whose career highlights include stuffing chickens, writing newspaper headlines and proofreading The Annotated U.S. Constitution. 

My fiction and essays have appeared in LEON, Verge, Bodega (forthcoming), Kill Your Darlings, Eureka Street, Overland, and The Canberra Times.

In 2015 I was longlisted for the inaugural Richell prize for emerging writers. My novel, The Borrowed River, was highly commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2013 and shortlisted for the Varuna Publisher Fellowship Program 2013. My work was also honorably mentioned in the 2012 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition.

I’ve worked as a journalist, book reviewer, columnist, speech writer, public servant and proofreader (for Harvard University Press).