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About Laura

Picture of Laura Elvery at State Library of Queensland, wearing a pink dress and black earrings. In the background is the Brisbane River.
Laura is an award-winning author of two short story collections.

Laura is the author of Trick of the Light and Ordinary Matter, which won the 2021 Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection. Laura’s short fiction and essays have been published in Meanjin, Overland, The Saturday Paper, Island, Australian Financial Review, The Big Issue Fiction Edition and Griffith Review. She has won the Josephine Ulrick Prize for Literature, the Margaret River Short Story Competition, the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize and the Fair Australia Prize for Fiction. Laura has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies from QUT. She lives in Brisbane.

In 2021, Laura was the inaugural Writer in Residence at the Centre for Critical and Creative Writing at UQ. In 2022, Ordinary Matter was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award.

Photo by Joe Ruckli, 2021 Queensland Literary Awards.