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Eugen Bacon

Writer. Joined LPP in 2020.

Eugen Bacon, MA, MSc, PhD, is African Australian, a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She's the author of Claiming T-Mo (Meerkat Press) and Writing Speculative Fiction (Red Globe Press, Macmillan). Her work has won, been shortlisted, longlisted or commended in national and international awards, including the Bridport Prize, Copyright Agency Prize, Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Award, Australian Shadows Awards, Ditmar Awards and Nommo Award for Speculative Fiction by Africans. Her creative work has appeared in literary and speculative fiction publications worldwide, and 2020 saw the release of: Her Bitch Dress (Ginninderra Press), It's Folking Political (Ginninderra Press), The Road to Woop Woop & Other Stories (Meerkat Press), Hadithi (Luna Press Publishing), Black Moon (IFWG) and Ivory’s Story (Newcon Press). She also teaches writing and editing through writerly organisations. 

Eugen is a recipient of the Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Emerging Writer-in-Residence 2020. Her newest collection Danged Black Thing is out with Transit Lounge Publishing in November 2021.

Eugen is originally from Tanzania, grew up in Kenya, lived in the UK and now resides in Melbourne, Australia with her son, who—like his mother—is many, betwixt, a sum of cultures.

Her website is available at

Connect with Eugen on Twitter: @EugenBacon

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