Photo: Louisa Jones Photography. Original artwork by Kat Christie

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 Bodega Magazine (nominated for a Pushcart Prize), Ohio University’s Quarter After Eight, Fiction Writers Review, LEON Literary Review, Monash University’s Verge 2020,  Kill Your Darlings, Eureka Street, Overland, and The Canberra Times.

In 2015 I was long-listed 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 My novel, The Borrowed River, was highly commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2013 and shortlisted for the Varuna Publisher Fellowship Program 2013

I’ve worked as a journalist, book reviewer, columnist, speech writer, public servant and Harvard University Press proofreader. I teach fiction at the Harvard Summer and Extension Schools.