Sarah Krasnostein is a multi-award winning writer and critic. She is the best-selling author of The Trauma Cleaner (2017),The Believer(2021), the Quarterly Essay,Not Waving, Drowning(2022) andOn Peter Carey(2023). She holds aPhD in criminal law and is admitted to legal practice in New York and Victoria.
Sarah has been awarded the Victorian Prize for Literature, the Australian Book Industry Award for General Non-Fiction, the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Non-Fiction, the Dobbie Literary Award, and the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. She was a finalist for the Walkley Book Award, Australia’s National Biography Award, the Melbourne Prize for Literature and the UK’s Wellcome Book Prize. In 2022, she was awarded the Walkley’s Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism. Sarah is a regular contributor toThe Monthlyand The Saturday Paper. Her work can be found in a variety of publications and academic journals in Australia, America, and the UK. She has lectured in post-graduate criminal law and taught creative writing. Sarah was born in America, is based in Australia and has lived and worked in both countries.
At the Edinburgh International Book Festival, she will lead a narrative non-fiction workshop and discuss her explorations into belief systems.
This residency is generously supported by Margie Seale, David Hardy and Joanna Sutherland.