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.
I've just finished my first novel, The Breeding Season, which 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.
2nd Place, The Writer, "Let There be Light" competition, 2018
Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2018 (by AGNI)
Nomination, Pushcart Prize, 2018 (by Creative Nonfiction)
AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship (with Alice Sebold), 2016
Shortlist, New Philosopher Writers' Prize, 2015
"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
"Pluripotent," anthologised in Best Australian Essays, November 2017