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Donna Mazza writes fiction and poetry. She is author of "Fauna" (2020, Allen & Unwin) and "The Albanian" (2007, Fremantle Press), a TAG Hungerford Award winner and she teaches at Edith Cowan University in the South West.


Donna Mazza is a writer and academic at Edith Cowan University, based in the South West. She is author of "Fauna" (Allen & Unwin, 2020) and "The Albanian" (Fremantle Press, 2007), which won the TAG Hungerford Award. Her short stories, poetry and other works have been published in Westerly, Antipodes, Southerly, Arena and The Indian Quarterly and she was recipient of the Mick Dark Flagship Fellowship for Environmental Writing at Varuna Writers Centre for her short fiction. Her story ‘The Exhibit’, which was the seed of "Fauna", was joint winner of the Patricia Hackett Prize. Her poetry is featured on several public art works in Western Australia, including Busselton Jetty and "Wardandi Boodja" at Koombana Bay. Donna's doctoral student supervisions include Gus Henderson ("The Wounded Sinner", 2018, Magabala Books), AJ Betts ("Hive", 2018 & "Rogue", 2019, Pan Macmillan) and Nicole Sinclair ("Bloodlines", 2017, Margaret River Press) and her academic research explores environmental issues and the Australian Gothic.

Relevant qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (English studies) with First Class Honours - Edith Cowan University
Doctor of Philosophy (English/Creative Writing) - Edith Cowan University

Recent experience

Writing for The Conversation -

Radio Interview - 2019, 1st April ‘Killing off our roos’, Counterpoint with Amanda Vanstone. ABC Radio National. Available from

Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture 2018 – The Westerly Centre, Perth Writers Festival

Conference presentation - Mazza, D. & De Boer, N. (2019). The thing to fear: Ecogothic and the shark. Association for Study of Australian Literature. University of Western Australia. 3rd July 2019


The Albanian

The Albanian

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2007

Genre: Literary Fiction

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Facebook http://@DonnaMazzaWriter

Instagram http://@DonnaMazza_Author

Twitter http://@DonnaMazza14

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