Karen Wyld lives south of Adelaide. She is an author and freelance writer, currently undertaking a Masters by Research (Creative Arts) at UTS.
Her draft manuscript Where the Fruit Falls was short-listed for the 2017 Richell Prize, and accepted into the 2018 Hardcopy professional development program and Hardcopy industry weekend. She was awarded the inaugural ACT Writers/First Nations Australia Writers Network Hardcopy Scholarship.
Where the Fruit Falls won the 2020 Dorothy Hewitt Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and will be released by UWAP in October 2020.
She has a non-fiction children’s book, Heroes, rebels and innovators: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who shaped Australia (working title) in progress with Hachette Australia.
And a short story, titled we live on, in story, included in the anthology After Australia, edited by Michael Mohammed Ahmad and published by Affirm Press, June 2020.
She self-published her debut novel When Rosa Came Home in December 2013. This book was short-list for the 2015 South Australian Readers and Writers People’s Choice Award.
Karen was short-listed 2019 Copyright Agency-Sydney Review of Books Emerging Critics Fellowship.
In addition to working on numerous works-in-progress and short stories, she writes book reviews, non-fiction, online content, opinion editorials. She has had work published in Al Jazeera, IndigenousX, NITV, Meanjin and Guardian Australia.
Karen participated in the Writers SA writers in regional residency program, completing 4-weeks of working with Ceduna communities in Sept/Oct 2018.
Karen is an ex-Board member of First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN) and currently support the Board on a consultancy basis.
MEAA membership (Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance)
First Nations Australian Writers Network
SA Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Writers Network
Fellow of Governor’s Leadership Foundation 2011