My novel Denizen won the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize and will be published by Penguin in 2022. It was also awarded a 2021 Varuna Residential Fellowship and a 2021 KSP Residential Fellowship, and was highly commended in the 2020 Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships and shortlisted for the 2017 Kingdom of Ironfest prize.
My short stories have been recognised in competitions including the International InkTears Flash Fiction Contest, the Newcastle Short Story Award and the Grieve Writing Competition, and featured in publications such as Baby Teeth Journal and Brave Voices Magazine. I contribute regularly to the Newtown Review of Books.
I co-host the fortnightly writing and health podcast 'James and Ashley Stay at Home' with author Ashley Kalagian Blunt. I work as a nurse in regional New South Wales.
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