Photo by Nicole Lee

Photo by Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee is a SYDNEY Born, NEW YORK CITY based writeR of fiction and non-fictioN.


Most recently Nicole was awarded a scholarship attend the 2015 VONA/Voices residency (co-founded by Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz) with award-winning Nigerian novelist Chris Abani. She has also previously been a runner-up in the Ray Koppe Young Writers Residency and has been commended in the Alan Marshall Short Story award.

She has previously written for the theatre and her short opera, composed by Paul Castles, was performed by the Victorian Opera/Chamber Made Opera and conducted by Richard Gill, OAM, in 2012.

Her arts journalism and criticism has been featured in the Guardian Australia, the Guardian US, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and Brooklyn Quarterly. She recently reported from Tanzania on the Burundian refugee crisis for the Guardian UK.

Nicole is the host of the Creative Conversation, a podcast talking to writers about creativity, craft and career, and whose guests include John Collee (screenwriter of 'Happy Feet' and Master and Commander'), Craig Pearce (screenwriter of 'Strictly Ballroom', 'Romeo + Juliet', 'Moulin Rouge!)', Tony Ayres (original showrunner of 'The Slap', now remade by NBC), and Susan Choi (Pulitzer-Prize nominated novelist of American Woman).

In a previous life, she used to spend hours poking bodies in anatomy labs, later followed by poking bodies in emergency wards, then relinquished it all to prance on a stage. Now she prefers just to write about it.

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