AUTHORA TEAM

Roger Patulny

Editor

Roger Patulny is a sociology academic from the University of Wollongong. He runs the Sydney-based Authora Australis writing group. He has published short stories in the The Suburban Review and the Stories of Hope and Imaginary Worlds collections, as well as poems in Cordite, the UK arts magazine Dwell Time, and the sociological fiction zine SOFI. Excerpts and links to Roger’s recent published creative works can be found here.

Carlo Caponecchia

Editor

Carlo is an academic and author based in Sydney's Inner West. He was the winner of the 2020 and 2021 Queensland Poetry/Flying Arts Ekphrasis Competition. His creative work has also appeared in Cordite and  Dwell Time. Tweet @psycarlogywrite

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad

Editor

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad is an Indian-Australian poet and artist who was raised in the Middle East. Her works have been widely published in both print and online journals including Bracken Magazine, Black Bough Poetry, and Oyster River Pages, and on the covers of The Amsterdam Quarterly, Pithead Chapel, Stonecoast Review, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and multiple times for the Best of the Net. She lives and works in Sydney on the traditional lands of The Eora Nation. Find her @oormilaprahlad and www.instagram.com/oormila_paintings

Michael Griffiths

Founding Editorial Board Member

Michael is an academic in English Literatures at the University of Wollongong. He has published essays on literature, film and culture in Discourse, Continuum, Postmodern Culture, Australian Humanities Review and elsewhere. He wrote a book called The Distribution of Settlement: Appropriation and Refusal in Australian Literature and Culture which looks at non-Indigenous representations of Aboriginal people in Australian literature and Aboriginal literary responses to this legacy; it was published in 2018 by UWAP. He has written art criticism for Infinity's Kitchen  and Sculpture Magazine and published poetry in Mascara Literary Review, Paper Nautilus and the Rye Whiskey Review

Maggie Hensel-Brown

Founding Editorial Board Member

Maggie Hensel-Brown is an emerging Australian artist. Her works combine historical textile techniques with contemporary storytelling, depicting anger, frustration, loneliness and small moments of joy. She has exhibited widely throughout Australia and the USA, highlights including Seeing Red at The Lockup art space NSW, and Lace: Not Lace at Hunterdon Art Museum NJ.

Clare Roche

Founding Editorial Board Member

Clare Roche is a writer and social worker based in Sydney, Australia. Her poetry can be found in Dwell Time (UK) and Berlin based Leopardskins and Lime. Her creative non-fiction was short-listed for the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing (2020).

Derek Patulny

Founding Editorial Board Member

Derek is an experienced leader of English teachers. He has designed and implemented many literature-based courses. He has an Honours Degree in Latin and has studied Latin in Rome. He has a Masters Degree in English with a specialty in video. Derek currently teaches university students who are training to be English teachers. He is a writer who likes to innovate with form and style.

Lathalia Song

Founding Editorial Board Member

Lathalia Song is a teaching artist, writer, advocate. Screenprinting ink designs and small watercolours, with poetry. Natures illustrations give her freedom. Previously an editor, designer and copywriter for various design agencies. Poet and artist at https://flywaterleaflight.com.au

Socials: 

Twitter: Hope Song@flywaterleaf 

Instagram: @lathaliahopesong

Tom Robinson

Founding Editorial Board Member

Tom Robinson is a Sydney-based teacher and writer.  His work has appeared in Overland, The Big Issue and Andromeda Spaceways.

Patrick Mountford

Founding Editorial Board Member

Patrick Mountford is a writer and English teacher. His short stories have won the DH Tribe Fiction Prize and the Henry Lawson Prize for Prose. He was shortlisted for the Wasafiri Prize in the UK. He has been published in the literary journals Southerly and Phoenix.

Ash Watson

Editorial Board Member

Ash Watson is a writer and sociologist based at the University of New South Wales. Her debut novel Into the Sea (Brill, 2020) explores the fiction of the Australian Dream. Ash is also the Fiction Editor of The Sociological Review and creator of the sociological fiction project So Fi Zine (sofizine.com).

Ash Watson

Founding Editorial Board Member

Ash Watson is a writer and sociologist based at the University of New South Wales. Her debut novel Into the Sea (Brill, 2020) explores the fiction of the Australian Dream. Ash is also the Fiction Editor of The Sociological Review and creator of the sociological fiction project So Fi Zine (sofizine.com).

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