Portrait of Anna Krien

Anna Krien

Anna Krien is an award-winning Melbourne-based journalist, essayist, ction writer and poet. She is a 2018 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow. Her first book, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests, won theLiterary Award for Advancing Public Debate in the 2011 QLD Premier’s Literary Awards and the People’s Choice Award in the 2011 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Her second book, Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, won the 2014 Davitt Award for Best True Crime Book, the 2014 Cross British Sports Book Awards’ New Writer of the Year Award, the 2014 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Walkley Non-fiction Book Award and the Stella Prize. 

Anna is also the author of Quarterly Essay 45: Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals, which won the 2012 Voiceless Award and was shortlisted for a Walkley Award, and Quarterly Essay 67: The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock. Anna’s writing has also appeared in the Monthly, the AgeBest Australian EssaysBest Australian Stories and the Big Issue.

Photo: Jesse Marlow