Artist

Maria Tumarkin

Maria Tumarkin is a writer and cultural historian. Her books include TraumascapesCourage, and Otherland, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Award, NSW Premier’s Award and The Age Book of the Year. Her latest book, Axiomatic (Brow Books), won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Best Writing Award and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize.

Tumarkin’s essays have appeared in The Best Australian Essays (2011, 2012 & 2015), Griffith ReviewMeanjinThe MonthlySydney Review of BooksThe AgeThe Australian, and Inside Story. Tumarkin is involved in wide-ranging artistic collaborations with visual artists, theatre makers and audio designers. She was a 2013–14 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow in humanities and is a member of the Melbourne Writers Festival’s programming committee. Maria holds a PhD in cultural history teaches creative writing at the University of Melbourne.

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