Simone Lazaroo

Simone Lazaroo was born in Singapore and migrated with her bicultural family to Western Australia when she was a young child. Her award-winning novels and most of her short stories have explored individuals struggling for survival and meaning at the juncture of culture. Her fiction has been taught in Australian, North American and European schools and universities. Her short fiction has been published in Australia, the United States, England, Spain, Portugal and Cuba, and her The Australian Fiancé is currently optioned for film. She has a PhD in Writing and is an honorary research fellow at Murdoch University, after teaching creative writing there for sixteen years. She is currently mentoring emerging writers, working with a Spanish group researching cosmopolitanism in literature, and writing about tourist locations in Europe. Her next book will be about a middle-aged Western Australian beachgoer and their travels in Europe to spread their parents’ ashes after the third wave of the pandemic. She lives near Fremantle, Western Australia.

Books from this author


Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Winner 1995, 2000, 2006)
Kiriyama Rim Pacific Prize (Shortlisted 2000)
Nita B Kibble Award (Shortlisted 1995)
T.A.G. Hungerford Award (Winner 1993)