Leah Kaminsky is a physician and award-winning writer. Her debut novel The Waiting Room won the Voss Literary Prize. The Hollow Bones won the International Book Awards in both Literary Fiction & Historical Fiction categories and the Best Book Awards for Literary Fiction. She is the author of ten books and her third novel, Doll’s Eye, will be released by Penguin Random House Australia in 2023. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts, USA.

The Cove Park /. Varuna the National Writers’ House Residency Exchange was established in 2019 with support from The Bridge Awards. It provides opportunities for writers and former Cove Park residents to take part in the programme of Varuna, The National Writers’ House, Australia, and for writers connected to Varuna’s programme to be based at Cove Park for one-month. Former participants include the Scottish author Victoria MacKenzie, and the Australian author Roanna Gonsalves.

Image: Leah Kaminsky (photography, Karen Quist)