Dr Donna Mazza is a West Australian author and academic at Edith Cowan University’s regional campus specialising in eco-gothic fiction. Her first novel, The Albanian (Fremantle Press, 2007) was awarded the TAG Hungerford Award and her essays, short stories, reviews and poetry have recently been published with Southerly, Westerly Magazine, Antipodes and Margaret River Press. Her short story ‘The Exhibit’ was awarded the Patricia Hackett Prize (2015) by Westerly for best publication of that year and is the basis of her new creative work. In 2018, Donna was the Mick Dark Flagship Fellow for Environmental Writing at Varuna Writers Centre in New South Wales and delivered the Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture at Perth Writers Festival. She has a new novel forthcoming in 2020.