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Liana Joy Christensen
Headshot of Liana Joy Christensen looking at camera with greenery in the background

Liana Joy Christensen is the author of Deadly Beautiful - vanishing killers of the animal kingdom (Exisle 2011). Her science-themed essays and poems have appeared in literary and scientific journals around the world, including Organisation and Environment, Tamkang Review, Prosopisia, Landscope, Australasian, German & Korean editions of GEO, Landscapes, Indigo and Australian Zoologist. She was a contributor to the Readers’ Digest Encyclopedia of Australian Wildlife. Liana was invited by the Curtin Institute for Biodiversity and Climate Change to create the role of Biodiversity Poet in Residence at the Flourish Festival and Science Symposium. Her essay on bilbies "Big Ears" was one of the finalists in the 2013 Voiceless Writing Prize, subsequently published in the Voiceless Anthology, by Allen & Unwin. Her poem “Hymn to Commensal Bacteria” was included in the Science Made Marvellous poetry anthology. Her work as a poet and academic was featured at a European Association for Arts and Sciences conference held in The Netherlands. She was a founding member of the Animals and Society Study group at the University of Western Australia, and a writer in residence at the Animal and Writing conference. Most recently, she was a recipient of the inaugural Scribe Varuna Fellowship for a work of popular science and micro history.