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I write narratives for young teens - mainly about recovering from trauma and about our connection to a natural world that has been compromised and mediated by human activities. My stories are hopeful, but realistic and are centred on the life of the family. I have been nominated and short-listed for many literary prizes and was nominated for the Carnegie medal in both 2017 and 2018.
Reviews of my work have said:
'...captures an authentic teen voice...the writing is hauntingly beautiful.'
'Empathetic, vivid and humane...'
'A skilled storyteller...'
'Not for the faint-hearted... expert rite-of-passage...'
'...movingly explores the interconnectedness of our minds, bodies, spirituality and physical environment...'
I also write and research about Creative Writing pedagogy in the academy and am interested in how Creative Writing can work with other disciplines to express complex concepts or scenarios.
I would be interested in supervising/co supervising PhD research in Creative Writing, particularly work which tells stories towards a more just world - particularly towards climate justice - and considers questions of identity, authenticity and representation.
May 2001 → …
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