Eliza Henry-Jones

Eliza Henry-Jones is a PhD candidate in creative writing at Deakin University, investigating how historic sites of trauma manifest in the environment and through more-than-human bodies, and how these ideas contribute to how we both understand trauma and portray it in fiction. Eliza is the author of the novels In the Quiet (2015) and Ache (2017)and the young adult novels P is for Pearl (2018) and How to Grow a Family Tree (2020). Her novels have been shortlisted in the QLD Literary Awards, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and longlisted in the CBCA, Indie and ABIA Awards. She has written about trauma and grief for places such as The Guardian, The Age, The Big Issue, Sydney Morning Herald and Spectrum. She lives on a sustainable flower farm in the Yarra Valley.