Marlee Jane Ward describes herself as “a writer, reader, and weirdo from Melbourne”. She studied creative writing at the University of Wollongong. Her first book, Welcome To Orphancorp won the Victorian Premiers Award for YA Fiction, and the sequel, Psynode is out now through Seizure. In 2017 she won the Ditmar Award for best new talent. Her short fiction is published in Terraform, Interfictions, Aurealis and more. She likes dreaming of the future, cats and making a spectacle of herself.
She says: “the writers who have had the biggest impact on my work are Stephen King, Kij Johnson, Poppy Z Brite and many others. Stephen King once said ‘Books are uniquely portable magic’, and I have always thought this to be true.”
Date, Time: Saturday 25th November 2017 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Venue: Jane’s Bar & Café