Donna Mazza is a writer and academic at Edith Cowan University, based in the South West. She is author of Fauna (Allen & Unwin, 2020) and The Albanian (Fremantle Press, 2007), which won the TAG Hungerford Award. Her short stories, poetry and other works have been published in Westerly, Antipodes, Southerly, Arena and The Indian Quarterly and she was recipient of the Mick Dark Flagship Fellowship for Environmental Writing at Varuna Writers Centre for her short fiction. Her story ‘The Exhibit’, which was the seed of Fauna, was joint winner of the Patricia Hackett Prize. Her poetry is featured on several public art works in Western Australia, including Busselton Jetty and Koombana Bay.