Lisa Kenway is an Australian writer and anaesthetist whose novel in progress, ‘All You Took from Me’, has been long-listed for the 2020 Richell Prize. Her flash fiction has been published widely in journals and anthologies including the 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, Meanjin Quarterly, Grieve Volume 5 (Hunter Writers’ Centre, 2017), Ellipsis Zine, Brilliant Flash Fiction and X-RAY Literary Journal. Her short story, ‘Bird in the Hand’, was published in Meniscus Literary Journal.
Her microfiction has been selected for consideration in the 2020 Microflix Writers Award, run by Spineless Wonders. She was also awarded 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.