Writer, reader, weirdo.
Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo from Melbourne, Australia. She grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales and studied creative writing at the University of Wollongong. She attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2014.
You can find her short stories at Interfictions, Terraform, Apex, The Sockdolager, Aurealis, Mad Scientist Journal, Slink Chunk Press and the In Your Face and Hear Me Roar anthologies.
Her debut novella, Welcome To Orphancorp, won Seizure’s Viva La Novella 3 and the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction. It was shortlisted for The NSW Premiers Award, an Aurealis Award, and the Norma K Hemming Award. The sequel, Psynode, was released in May of 2017.
In 2017 she won the Ditmar Award for Best New Talent.
She likes dreaming of the future, cats, and making a spectacle of herself.
She is represented by Alex Adsett Publishing Services.