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Dr Donna Mazza

Donna Mazza is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities and coordinates the Arts program at the South West Campus.


Donna is an award winning author of short fiction and novels dealing with sense of place, ecology and identity. Her first novel, The Albanian (2007) was published by Fremantle Press and won the TAG Hungerford Award for unpublished manuscripts. She has worked on numerous regional arts projects and committees and is an active community member in Western Australian writing, as judge, author and presenter. Her recent works explore dystopian and speculative fiction with ecological themes.

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • Patricia Hackett Prize 2015 for best contribution to Westerly - ‘The Exhibit’
  • Australian Greens Short Story Competition – Winner 2016 for ‘Dear Daddy’
  • Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript – Shortlisted Author 2016 for Dark Little Ghost [novel]
  • Alan Marshall Short Story Prize – Shortlisted 2015 for ‘Dear Daddy’
  • TAG Hungerford Award for Unpublished Fiction - Winner 2005 for The Albanian

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