We are delighted to welcome two new Author to Author mentors

Introducing writers Lauren Aimee Curtis and Harrison Christian,  two new mentors now available for fortnightly consultations on writing projects.

Lauren Aimee Curtis is the author of the novels Dolores and Strangers at the Port. In 2023, she was named on Granta’s once-in-a-decade Best of the Young British Novelists list. Her writing has appeared in The White ReviewCatapult, Sydney Review of Books, Best Summer Stories, and New Australian Fiction 2021, among other publications. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Readings Prize, the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing, and the Elizabeth Jolly Short Story Prize. She holds a PhD from the University of Technology Sydney, where she wrote her dissertation on the work of Renata Adler and Elizabeth Hardwick.

She is happy to mentor writers of short stories, novellas and short novels, essays and narrative nonfiction. As a mentor she aims to help writers articulate what they want to do and then guide them there.

Harrison Christian is a writer from Auckland, New Zealand. He is the author of two acclaimed non-fiction books, Men Without Country (2021), a bestseller in New Zealand, and Should We Fall to Ruin (2022). His third book, Terra Nova, is forthcoming from Ultimo Press in 2024. His non-fiction focuses on the history of the Pacific.

Harrison is happy to mentor writers who are working on any kind of non-fiction, including books and essays. He is well-placed to give advice on story-telling and character development, research, editing, and pitching to agents and publishers.

Harrison and Lauren join Ceridwen Dovey and Mireille Juchau to offer mentorship and editorial support.

Author to Author is always open for applications.