Amanda Niehaus is a writer, scientist, and author of the novel The Breeding Season—a story of resilience based on the reproductive biology of northern quolls. Her essays and stories have been published in Griffith Review, Overland, The Guardian, Creative Nonfiction, Best Australian Essays, and more, and she won the 2017 Victoria University Short Story Prize. She is co-founder of the Science Write Now website and network, which showcases creative writing about science. Amanda can be found online @amandacniehaus
A North Sydney mother and daughter begin to see flickers of their past and future selves, ultimately learning how connected they really are. In this follow-up to her acclaimed first novel, The Breeding Season, Niehaus uses epigenetics and quantum physics to explore reality, ageing, and the long sway of trauma.
Amanda Niehaus is a writer who appears to write while balanced on the edges of prose and poetry, chipping away at unnecessary words. She does indeed, as one author notes, embrace complexity, which includes an unapologetic commitment to the science of climate change. The judges were all keen to see Amanda push her writing further via her project, 'Relativity'.