I’m a writer and editor (and keen shutterbug). My articles and reviews have been published in: The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, Australian Book Review, Silverlimbo, GQ, NYLON, Women’s Health, Prevention, Healthy Food Guide, New Woman, Metro magazine, REFILL, Urban Cinefile, Follow and Voiceworks. My short fiction has appeared in Seizure, SWAMP and Things That Are Found In Trees and Other Stories. I also edited the 2010 UTS Writers’ Anthology: I can see my house from here.
My novel, After Darkness, won the 2014 The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. It is about Japanese civilian internment in Australia (see: lovedayproject.com). I won the 2014 Calibre Essay Prize and was the 2013 Alice Hayes writing fellow at Ragdale in the United States. I’ve studied at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Macquarie University and the University of Technology, Sydney, where I wrote After Darkness as part of my Doctor of Creative Arts degree.
Born in South Korea to a Japanese mother and an Australian father, I moved to Australia when I was one. I have previously taught English and studied Japanese in Japan, and currently live in New York.