My writing integrates science and art

because I think the most exciting things happen in the space between disciplines, where perspectives and experiences differ. Through my creative, academic, and collaborative work, I want to unsettle assumptions about human bodies, behaviours, and societies and improve the way science is communicated. 

My debut novel, The Breeding Season, explores the evolutionary basis of suicidal reproduction (which I study in my scientific life) within the context of a marriage between a scientist, Elise, and a writer, Dan. The book is represented by Gaby Naher and will be published by Jane Palfreyman at Allen & Unwin in 2019.

2nd Place, The Writer, "Let There be Light" competition, 2018

Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2018 (by AGNI)

Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2018 (by Creative Nonfiction)

ASA Emerging Writer Mentorship (with Krissy Kneen), 2018

Winner, VU Overland Short Story Prize, 2017

Best Australian Essays, 2017 (edited by Anna Goldsworthy) and reviewed here

Varuna Residential Fellowship, 2017

AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship (with Alice Sebold), 2016 

Shortlist, New Philosopher Writers' Prize, 2015


The Breeding Season, forthcoming novel with Allen & Unwin (AU/NZ, 2019)


Published Stories

“The Storm,” in Griffith Review, forthcoming

"Eclipse," in The Writer, forthcoming*

"Love for Love's Sake," in NOON Annual, March 2018

"Breeding Season," in Overland, October 2017*

"Exorcism," in Monkeybicycle, April 2015

"Christmas Cake," featured in Christmas Crackers by Tiny Owl Press, December 2014

"Symphonic," featured on pillows by Tiny Owl Press, September 2014

*prize winner

Published Essays

"Write Fiction to Discover" in Nature, May 2018

"Pluripotent," in Creative Nonfiction (the Adaptation issue), August 2017

"Breakup Tips," in AGNI online, February 2017

Untitled Tiny Truth, in Creative Nonfiction, Winter 2015

"The Burning Truth," in Peppermint Magazine, Spring 2013

Published Poetry

"Birthday Cake," in Literary Mama, March 2018


"Pluripotent," anthologised in Best Australian Essays, November 2017