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Deborah Wardle

Deborah relishes the art of writing stories that reflect human and non-human responses to global warming.

Dr Deborah Wardle has fiction and non-fiction stories published by Spinifex Press, Meanjin, Overland, The Big Issue, Castlemaine Independent and Palliative Care Australia’s online journal E-Hospice. She has peer-reviewed articles in Australian and international journals including Meniscus, Mosaic, Fusion, and Animal Studies Journal.

Her short story, ‘Love Letters’ was longlisted for the Peter Carey Prize in 2020 and shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Prize in 2016.

Deborah is a casual teacher of Literature at RMIT, and Creative Writing at University of Melbourne. Her PhD thesis from RMIT explores the ways climate fiction expresses the ‘voices’ of inanimate entities, particularly groundwater. She has a Masters in Creative Writing Publishing and Editing from University of Melbourne.

Her writing is fuelled by her fascination with subterranean aquifers and her belief that humans are seeking new relationships with the natural world in the context of climate change.

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