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Tania Walker is an emerging author of young adult and speculative fiction. She lives in Tasmania with a white dog and a black cat, and loves a good ramble in the wilds. At any other time in history she would have been burned at the stake by now.

Her short fiction has been published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Reckoning Journal, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine and in audio form at Podcastle, and won the Helen Hodgman Creative Writing Prize, and received an honourable mention in the Writers of the Future awards. She has a Diploma of Professional Writing & Editing, and a B Arts (Hons) in Creative Writing. She has been accepted into Clarion West 20/21.

Read or listen to Tania’s short story, Lapis Lazuli, here.

Tania’s post-apocalyptic YA novel, The Blade and the Bow, won the inaugural Erica Bell Mentorship Award, a residency at Jackie Winter Gardens, and a Fellowship with the KSP Writers Centre. She is seeking representation for the finished manuscript, which was rewritten and edited with the assistance of fantasy authors Lian Tanner and Katya de Becerra, and editor Matt Turano.