Samara Lo


Samara Lo is an author from Sydney, Australia.

Her short fiction includes After Me, The Flood (Gothic Fantasy Anthology: Shadows On The Water - Flame Tree Press - Jan 2024), A Rosella's Home (Gothic Fantasy Anthology: Immigrant Sci-Fi Anthology - May 2023), Songs of Yesterday's Tomorrows (The Heart Will Find A Way Anthology & 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.

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.

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.



Art Gallery NSW - Emerging Voices

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Art Gallery NSW: Centenary Auditorium - Art Gallery Road, Sydney, NSW 2000

WestWords - Live Reading

6:00pm - 8:00pm
WestWords - 41 Hunter Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Living Stories - Writing Workshop

10:30am - 12:00pm
Eagle Vale Library - Cnr Feldspar Rd & Emerald Drive, Eagle Vale NSW 2558

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