Nina Cullen is an Australian writer. Her fiction, essays, journalism, memoir and scripts have been published both in Australia and overseas.

She was a 2022 Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Prize Finalist with story Dog Park coming 2nd. Her fiction has appeared in anthologies and journals including The Big Issue, Island, Sleeper’s Almanac and Taste: Fresh New Writing.

Her journalism and social commentary have appeared in publications such as the Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Australian, Good Food and Sunday Life, and her essay and memoir pieces have been used by the International Museum of Women, San Francisco and the ABC.

She has received numerous awards and grants including The Australian’s Review of Books Young Writer of the Year, the Marian Eldridge Award and ICI Young Playwrights Award.

Nina has worked in media and education; as a journalist in London, for the internationale literaturfestival in Berlin, and as a teacher in Dili, Timor-Leste. She now divides her time between fiction, freelance and family.

Her work in adult education and with children at the Sydney Story Factory have fuelled a specific passion for literacy.

Constantly curious, she likes her writing to fossick through our daily lives and uncover the dreams and dynamics hidden within. She loves a good chat, a long read and sunny days.