Lisa Kenway is an Australian writer and anaesthetist. Her psychological suspense manuscript, ‘All You Took from Me’, was long-listed for the 2020 Richell Prize, and her current work in progress, ‘East Coast Low’, was long-listed for the 2021 Fresh Ink Emerging Writers Prize. Her short fiction and creative non-fiction has been published widely in journals and anthologies including the 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, the Meanjin blog, Meniscus Literary Journal, Grieve Volume 5 (Hunter Writers’ Centre, 2017), Brilliant Flash Fiction and X-RAY Literary Journal, and is forthcoming in Island Magazine.
Her microfiction was selected for consideration in the 2020 Microflix Writers Award, run by Spineless Wonders. She was also Highly Commended in the 2018 Peter Cowan 600-word story competition, and was a finalist in the Hunter Writers’ Centre Grieve competition in 2017. Her first full-length novel manuscript, ‘The Jacaranda Tree’, was long-listed for the Varuna Publisher Introduction Program Fellowship in 2017.
Lisa was also thrilled to have an eight-word story displayed on billboards across Southern Queensland in November 2017 as part of their 8-Word Story Competition.
She lives on the Central Coast of NSW with her husband and two sons. Lisa works part-time as an anaesthetist. She is an active member of the Australian Society of Authors and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, two organisations which unfortunately share the same acronym, resulting in a confusing inbox.
She has a passion for books, loves food in an obsessive, food-snob sort of way and has a cookbook collection which rivals the one in the MasterChef mansion.