PhD Candidate, Flinders University

Alex Cothren is a writer in Adelaide, South Australia. He is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Flinders University. In 2013, he was awarded the Carmel Bird Award for short fiction, with the winning story published in The Great Unknown anthology. He has also had fiction published in Overland Online and The Molotov Cocktail. In 2018, he co-edited—with Amy Mead—Westerly Online‘s special South Australian issue. He can found online at


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Flinders University


  • 2016 
    Flinders University, Honours (Creative Writing)