Samara Lo

every life deserves a little magic

A photo of the author smiling and holding a book


Samara Lo is a children's book 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 and has appeared in panels and workshops for writers such as the Art Gallery of NSW's Emerging Voices program.

Her short story Last Teen Standing was published in Daily Science Fiction (Feb 2022) and 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.

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