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I write, edit, translate and teach. 

I live and work on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations, whose knowledge and care have stewarded this country for centuries. I pay my respects to their elders past and present, acknowledging their unceded sovereignty; and thank them for their continued hospitality.

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I write fiction, essays, reviews, copy, content, and an irregular newsletter called Dreams of Geography. My second novel, Bodies of Light, received the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2022.

My work has appeared in the Saturday Paper, the Age, Australian Book Review, Literary Hub, The Big Issue and The Stinging Fly, among others.

In 2017 and 2018, I was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. 

I am a MacDowell fellow (2019), and have also been the recipient of residencies at Banff Centre for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center and Can Serrat. 

I live in Naarm (Melbourne), and am currently at work on a new book. 

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  • Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2022

  • Shortlisted, Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2022

  • Shortlisted, Stella Prize 2022

  • Shortlisted, Age Book of the Year 2022

  • Shortlisted, ASA Barbara Jefferis Award 2022

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  • Winner, Queensland Premier's Literary Award (Steele Rudd Prize for Short Fiction) 2018

  • Winner, Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2018

  • Shortlisted, NSW Premier's Literary Awards (Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) 2018

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  • Shortlisted, NSW Premier's Literary Awards (Glenda Adams Award for New Writing) 2017

  • Shortlisted, Voss Literary Prize  2017

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