Karen Wyld lives south of Adelaide, nestled by sea, scrub and hills. She is a published author, freelance writer, trainer and consultant.
Karen has held many professional positions, across diverse sectors, including government and Aboriginal community-controlled organisations.
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.
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.
Karen participated in the Writers SA writers in regional residency program, completing 4-weeks of working with Ceduna communities in Sept/Oct 2018.
She generally writes long-form but had a short story published in the Spring 2018 Meanjin.
In addition to working on numerous works-in-progress and short stories, she write non-fiction, online content, and opinion editorials. She has had work published in Al Jazeera, IndigenousX, NITV, Meanjin and Guardian Australia.
She also does trade book reviews and author Q & As for Books + Publishing.
Karen is an ex-Board member of First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN) and currently assists them on a consultancy basis.
In addition to writing, Karen designs and delivers workshops and accredited training in leadership, health, cultural competency, writing, and weaving. She has presented a couple of writing workshops for Writers SA.
MEAA membership (Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance)
First Nations Australian Writers Network
Fellow of Governor’s Leadership Foundation 2011
Australian Business Number (ABN)
Professional indemnity insurance