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Sonya Voumard

Sonya Voumard is a widely published non-fiction writer and teacher with a background in political and arts journalism. She spent more than 20 years as a journalist working for major newspapers and magazines, including eight years writing fulltime for the Age. This led her to long form non-fiction writing and publication in literary journals including Meanjin, Griffith Review and Island. She holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts and a Masters in Professional Writing (both) awarded at UTS where she taught non-fiction writing and journalism part time for 9 years until 2014. She has written three published book-length works, including a novel (Political Animals, 2008, Ginninderra Press) and two works of creative non-fiction. Her second book The Media and the Massacre (2016, Transit Lounge) was long listed for a 2017 Stella Award and a 2018 Nita B Kibble Literary Award. Her third book Skin in the Game, The Pleasure and Pain of Telling True Stories was published by Transit Lounge in March, 2018. Her areas of academic interest include the ethics of storytelling and questions of story ownership in the context of non-fiction and memoir. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at SCU and will undertake a writing residency at Bundanon in November 2020 to work on a new memoir titled Tremor



Specialises in:

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Biography
  • Family History
  • Short Story 
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