Donna Mazza is a West Australian author and academic at Edith Cowan University. She is author of two novels: Fauna (Allen & Unwin, 2020), shortlisted for WA Premier's Fellowship and Aurealis Awards' Best Science Fiction novel; and The Albanian (Fremantle Press, 2007), winner of the TAG Hungerford Award. Her speculative stories have recently been published in KYD New Australian Fiction 2020 and Westerly. She has written for The Conversation, Science-Write-Now and Antipodes on kangaroos, swearing and Australian literature. She was recipient of the Patricia Hackett Prize, Mick Dark Flagship Fellowship for Environmental Writing at Varuna Writers Centre and Tyrone Guthrie International Exchange to Ireland. Donna's poetry is featured on several public art works in Western Australia, at Busselton Jetty and the iconic "Wardandi Boodjar" on Koombana Bay.