Bruna Gomes (She/Her)
Summer 2021 – present
Bruna Gomes is an Australian-Brazilian novelist and poet. She is the author of the novel How to Disappear and the poetry collection Triple Citizenship. Bruna’s work is featured and forthcoming in various journals including the Cordite Poetry Review, Overland, World Literature Today, Aniko Press, and The Columbia Review. In June 2022, she was a writer in residence at The Museum of Loss and Renewal in Italy, where she saw fireflies for the first time in her life. Bruna is the recipient of the Fred Rush Convocation Prize and the Association of Heads of Independent Girls Schools Prize. She is drawn to works that are de-westernised, de-colonised, and authentic to the intersectional human spirit. She especially loves ugly honesty and viciousness. Bruna was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Creative Writing at Macquarie University.