Lisa Walker

Lisa Walker


Lisa is the author of Liar Bird and Sex, Lies and Bonsai (HarperCollins). Arkie’s Pilgrimage to the Next Big Thing (Random House) is her third novel. Her half-hour radio play Baddest Backpackers aired on ABC Radio National in 2008. She was a finalist in the ABC Regional Short Story Award and winner of the Byron Bay Writers Festival short story award. Her writing has been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald online and the Review of Australian Fiction.

Lisa Walker was born in Holland, grew up in Fiji and spent her teenage years in Brisbane. She has worked as a bartender, wilderness guide, igloo builder and tertiary lecturer. She now works part-time in community relations. Unable to decide whether she likes writing or science more, she has Masters degrees in both natural resource management and creative writing.

In her spare time she reads widely and does a lot of energetic outdoor things with her husband and sons. Despite living near Byron Bay, she is yet to do a pilgrimage.

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