Photo by Kathy Luu

Photo by Kathy Luu

nicole lee is a writer and actor based between Sydney and New York.


Most recently Nicole was awarded a scholarship attend the VONA/Voices residency with Nigerian novelist Chris Abani. Other credits include runner-up in the Ray Koppe Young Writers Residency and the Alan Marshall Short Story award.

In 2016, Nicole was a guest artist for Covenant House's Crossing Bridges program, for which she ran a writing masterclass and performed in a 24 hour play festival with some of the homeless youth of New York City. 

Her short opera, composed by Paul Castles, was performed by the Victorian Opera/Chamber Made Opera and conducted by Richard Gill, OAM.

Her arts journalism, criticism and human rights work can be found in the Guardian Australia, the Guardian US, the Guardian UK, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Brooklyn Quarterly, The Offing, and others. She is also the host and creator of The Creative Conversation, a podcast talking to writers about creativity, craft and career.