I have lived my whole life on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri People. I know I am an uninvited guest here, and I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
I grew up in the Dandenongs. You can take a cultural tour and learn about the area with Wurundjeri Cultural Tours.
You can donate to the Wurundjeri Tribe Council on their website and find out more about what services they offer and what they’re doing.
The short version:
Alison Evans is the author of Ida, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2017. Their second novel, Highway Bodies, was published earlier this year and they are a contributor to new anthology, Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories. They are based on Wurundjeri Land/Melbourne, Australia.
The long version:
I love writing weird stuff. I started out writing fan fiction online in high school and I loved it. Halfway through year 12, everyone was asking what everyone else was doing for uni. I was never sure that I even wanted to go to uni, but then I thought about how I really loved to write, and so I ended up doing a Bachelor of Arts. I followed it up with an Honours year.
I had two novellas published with Less Than Three Press, Long Macchiatos and Monsters (ageeky m/nb romance) and We Go Forward (a friendship story between an aro ace girl and a bi girl). These are currently unavailable but I’m hoping to have them republished somewhere.
The next big thing I published was Ida, when Echo Publishing decided they liked my work. This was followed up with Highway Bodies. Both of these have been shortlisted for awards, and Ida has even won a VPLA.
I have a big back catalogue of short stories that I’m working on getting on the internet, but there are some available right now on this website.
My other love is zines. I have an etsy shop where you can buy my zines—lots of them are about my feelings.
I co-edit the zine Concrete Queers with my friend Katherine Back. It is a zine for queer people and each issue has a theme. Please submit stuff to us!
I am also the fiction editor of #enbylife, run by my friend Rae White. Also please send them stuff!
On a personal note, I live in the west of Melbourne with my wife and our cat.