Associate Professor Sara Knox is a member of the Writing and Society Research Centre at WSU, our host university for the 2019 conference. Her novel, The Orphan Gunner, was short-listed for the regional Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and won the Asher Prize for the best novel by a woman about war. She’s been a poet, and an essayist, and is the author of a non-fiction study of America’s long love affair with true crime. She teaches (and does research in) contemporary attitudes to death and the representation of violence, and has written about Hilary Mantel and her historical novels.
Sara is the co-convenor of the 2019 conference academic program and will also appear at the conference.