Marlee Jane Ward is a writer, reader and weirdo from Melbourne, Australia. She grew up on the Central Coast of New South Wales and studied creative writing at the University of Wollongong. She attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop in 2014.

Her short stories have been published in Interfictions, Terraform, Apex, Mad Scientist Journal and the Hear Me Roar Anthology. Her debut novella, Welcome To Orphancorp, won Seizure’s Viva La Novella 3 and is available in paperback and ebook formats. It won the 2016 Victorian Premiers Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction and was shortlisted for The NSW Premiers Award, an Aurealis Award, and the Norma K Hemming Award. The second book in the series is due out in early 2017.

Marlee likes dreaming of the future, cats, and making a spectacle of herself.

Marlee looks forward to meeting all her fans in Melbourne in April 2017, and will participate in signing sessions throughout Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm).

This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.

Guest confirmed, health and other commitments pending.


Appearing At

  • Melbourne 2017

Previous Appearances

  • Gold Coast 2016
  • Melbourne 2016

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