Maria Tumarkin writes books, essays, reviews, and pieces for performance and radio; she collaborates with sound and visual artists and has had her work carved into dockside tiles. She is the author of four books of ideas. Her fourth (and latest) book Axiomatic won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award (US), the Stella Prize, and the Prime Minister’s, NSW and Victorian Premiers’ Awards. Axiomatic was named a New Yorker Top 10 Book of 2019.
Maria is a recipient of the 2020 Windham Campbell Prize in the category of nonfiction. She holds a PhD in cultural history and teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Melbourne.
This Alien Nation
Sofija Stefanovic, Maria Tumarkin, Sam Pang, Alice Pung, Khalid Warsame, George Megalogenis, Hana Assafiri, Vahideh Eisaei
Maria Tumarkin: Axiomatic
Melinda Harvey, Maria Tumarkin, Lisa West McNeice, Vanda Hamilton, Sophie Bibrowska
Things My Mother Never Told Me
Aretha Brown, Ariel Levy, Bhenji Ra, Courtney Barnett, Clare Wright, Curtis Sittenfeld, Fran Kelly, Nayuka Gorrie, Maria Tumarkin, Mehreen Faruqi, Nicole Lee, Patricia Cornelius, Raquel Willis
Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Aminatou Sow, Aretha Brown, Ariel Levy, Bhenji Ra, Caroline Martin, Clare Wright, Courtney Barnett, Curtis Sittenfeld, Fatima Bhutto, Fran Kelly, Gala Vanting, Helen Garner, Intan Paramaditha, Jamila Rizvi, Jax Jacki Brown, Jia Tolentino, Maria Tumarkin, Mehreen Faruqi, Michelle Law, Mona Eltahawy, Monica Lewinsky, Nayuka Gorrie, Nicole Kalms, Nicole Lee, Patricia Cornelius, Raquel Willis, Ruby Hamad, Santilla Chingaipe, Sarah Krasnostein, Sisonke Msimang, Sophie Black, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Zadie Smith