Laura Jean McKay


Country: Australia

Laura Jean McKay is the author of The Animals in That Country (Scribe 2020), winner of The Arthur C. Clarke Award, The Victorian Prize for Literature, an Australian Book Industry Award, and co-winner of an Aurealis Award for best science fiction novel. She was awarded the NZSA Waitangi Day Literary Honours in 2022. Laura is also the author of Holiday in Cambodia. Her forthcoming collection, Gunflower, will be released with Scribe in 2023.

Laura Jean McKay adalah penulis The Animals in That Country (Scribe 2020), pemenang The Arthur C. Clarke Award, The Victorian Prize for Literature, sebuah Australian Book Industry Award, dan salah satu pemenang dari Aurealis Award untuk novel fiksi ilmiah terbaik. Ia dianugerahi NZSA Waitangi Day Literary Honours pada tahun 2022. Laura juga penulis Holiday in Cambodia. Koleksinya yang akan datang, Gunflower, akan dirilis bersama Scribe pada tahun 2023.

Appearing in

Main Program | Speculative Fiction: Exploring our Future

Laura Jean McKay, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, and Sequoia Nagamatsu explore the power of speculative fiction to educate and influence our behavior by ultimately posing the “what if?” question through their …


Main Program | Writing as Catharsis

In the face of trauma, writing can be deeply cathartic and help us make sense of our lives, our relationships, and ourselves. In his new memoir, Patting the Shark, Tim …