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Graduate researcher, English & Creative Writing, La Trobe University

Simmone Howell is a writer, sometime teacher and PhD candidate at La Trobe University (researching life-writing, cultural objects and the teenage experience.) She writes YA fiction and non-fiction about memory, films. pop culture, dreams and dream-houses and all the ways to map the self.
Her YA books include Girl Defective and the CBCA award-winning collaborative novel Take Three Girls with Fiona Wood and Cath Crowley. Her work-in-progress is a coming-of-age memoir about her Gen X girlhood, pop culture role models, teenage delusion, suburban rebellion and how we make ourselves up.


  • 2018–present
    Graduate researcher, LaTrobe University
  • 2019–2021
    Sessional Lecturer, LaTrobe University


  • 2005 
    Deakin University, BA Arts