Deborah Wardle is a third year PhD candidate in Creative Writing. She has fiction and non-fiction stories published by Spinifex Press, Meanjin, Overland, The Big Issue, Castlemaine Independent and Palliative Care Australia’s online journal E-Hospice. She has peer-reviewed articles in Australian and international journals including Meniscus, Mosaic, Fusion, and Animal Studies Journal. Her short story ‘Love Letters’ was shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Prize in 2016.
Deborah teaches Creative Writing at University of Melbourne and Federation University, Ballarat. Her current PhD thesis explores the ways climate fiction expresses the ‘voices’ of inanimate entities, particularly groundwater. Deborah relishes her ‘long apprenticeship’ in the art of writing stories that reflect human and non-human responses to global warming.