Samara Lo is an author from Sydney, Australia.
In 2020, she was awarded the Westwords Emerging Writer's Residency at Varuna House and in 2021 was the recipient of the Copyright Agency-WestWords fellowship. She was a judge for the 2022 Aurealis Awards as well as the 2023 Living Stories Writing Prize and has appeared in panels and workshops for writers such as the Art Gallery of NSW's Emerging Voices program.
Her short fiction includes A Rosella's Home (Flame Tree Publishing - Gothic Fantasy Anthology - May 2023), Songs of Yesterday's Tomorrows (The Saltbush Review: Issue 3 - May 2023), Last Teen Standing (Daily Science Fiction - Feb 2022), Morally Grey and Sunny (BAD Crime Anthology 2022), and her flash fiction One Day was awarded the highly-commended prize and published in the Living Stories Anthology 2021.
When not writing, Samara can often be found at one of Sydney’s golden sand beaches or relaxing with family, watching re-runs of favourites such as Studio Ghibli films or playing computer games—mostly from the Final Fantasy series.
She is represented by Peter Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media.