Tessa Lunney is a novelist, poet, and academic. In 2013, she graduated from the Western Sydney University with a Doctorate of Creative Arts that explored silence in Australian war fiction. In 2016, she won the prestigious Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Prize for Literature for ‘Chess and Dragonflies’ and the A Room Of Her Own Foundation Orlando Prize for Fiction for her story ‘Those Ebola Burners Them’. In 2014, Tessa was the recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart grant for literature.
Tessa’s poetry, short fiction, and reviews have been published in Southerly, Cordite, Mascara Review and Contrapasso, among others. Tessa currently works as the Editorial Assistant for Southerly and as a casual academic at universities around Sydney.