ES_CharlieKinrossHi! I’m an Australian essayist. This is my writer bio.

My debut essay collection Blueberries is out now with Text Publishing (Aus/NZ) and Scribe UK. You can buy it here.

I have a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at Monash University. My thesis advanced a materialist-feminist genealogy of the contemporary essay.

I’m represented by Daisy Parente and Jenny Hewson at Lutyens & Rubinstein. 

My essays, poems, and short stories have been published in the hundreds in small places. Some of these are literary journals such as Sydney Review of Books, Paris Review DailyLiterary Hub, Cosmonaut’s Avenue, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Seizure, Scum, Fireflies, Stilts, The Lifted Brow Review of Books, Cordite, Overland, and The Big Issue Fiction Edition; others are periodicals like The Age, Guardian Weekend and Eureka Street, where I wrote a monthly cultural politics column between 2011-2016. My work has been anthologised in the titles Choice Words (2019) The Best of the Lifted Brow: Volume Two (2017), Poetic Justice (2014), and The Emerging Writer (2013). I am the author of the chapbook Yellow City, published in 2019 by The Atlas Review.

Some recent short work:

Like God or Weather, Australian Chamber Orchestra ‘Intimate Bach’ program essay

I want to live in a classless society, Sydney Review of Books

Yellow City (excerpt), Paris Review Daily

Everything anyone has ever said about the pool, Kill Your Darlings

Biophilia in Biblio, Meanjin

I’ve read my work in gallery spaces, parks, bars, and garages. I have appeared at writers festivals, sat on panels, and delivered lectures and talks at institutions including Melbourne Free University, Melbourne Writers Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Alice Springs Writers Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Women of Letters, West Space Artist Run Initiative, and the National Young Writers Festival. I’ve undertaken artistic residencies at HANGAR Centro de Investigação Artística in Lisbon, and Can Serrat Residencia Internacional de Arte in El Bruc, and I was a student at Tin House Summer Workshop in 2015.

The photo of me was taken by Charlie Kinross.

I’m currently taking a break from journalism and blurbing books. For any other media inquiries, please contact Madeleine Rebbechi (Australia) at Text Publishing, or Aoife Datta (UK) at Scribe UK.