Meera Atkinson has been published in over 60 publications, including Salon.com, Meanjin, and Southerly, and she contributes to the quarterly journal Griffith Review. She is a PhD graduate from the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. She also earned a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Technology Sydney.
Meera was the recipient of the Varuna Dr Dark Flagship Fellowship for 2017, awarded for a non-fiction application of outstanding quality in social, historical or political writing (that manuscript-in-progress became the forthcoming book, Traumata). She was a winner of the Griffith Review Contributors’ Circle competition 2016 and Emerging Writers’ Prize in 2011, and was shortlisted for The Alfred Deakin Prize for an Essay Advancing Public Debate, Victorian Premier’s Awards in 2007.
She lives in Sydney, and teaches creative writing at the University of Sydney.