December 2013 – I am delighted to share the news that I have co-won the inaugural Express Media/Scribe Nonfiction prize for Young Writers with my piece I DO’nt know, the (im)possibilities of Marriage in the 21st Century. As part of the award I will receive a nice cheque, a wonderful Scribe nonfiction book every month for a year and a bunch of editorial time to pick the brains of the talented editors at Scribe and hone my neurolinguistic programming skills in the service of convincing them to sign me. Wish me luck!

Also, December’s Meanjin contains the first piece of short fiction I have managed to publish in a very, very long time. The issue is filled with work by some of my other favorite Australian women writers like Jennifer Mills, Rebecca Giggs and Rebecca Harkins-Cross. Buy it HERE. Read the piece on the Meanjin Website HERE.

August 2013 –

STOP PRESS! We have a cover. Repeat. We have a cover

The Island will Sink

The Island Will Sink, the almost-on-the-shelves, painfully anticipated debut lit sci fi novel from Briohny Doyle. Get an exclusive sneak peek here. Then, buy it here.

Briohny Doyle is an award winning Australian writer, fan-grrrl and scholar of the apocalypse. Her writing appears in the pages of Ampersand Magazine, Going Down Swinging, Overland, Cordite, Voiceworks, The Lifted Brow and as meaningful pixels all over the internet.

She has received commissions for new performance work from the Sydney Festival, The Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, The Red Room Poetry Company and the Sydney Writer’s Festival.

Briohny has taken to the stage at the Cockatoo Island Festival, The State Library of NSW, The Melbourne Writer’s Festival, The National Young Writer’s Festival, The Overload Poetry Festival and The Wheeler Centre for Books and Ideas with everything from room stopping spoken word to XXX fan porn.

Her first novel The Island Will Sink is due out in 2013 through Hunter Publishers.