Rebecca Harkins-Cross

Rebecca Harkins-Cross is a non-fiction writer and cultural critic based in Naarm/Melbourne. Her debut book, The Headless Woman, is forthcoming with Fireflies Press.

Rebecca’s essays, criticism and journalism have been published widely in journals and periodicals across Australia and the world, appearing in Meanjin, Island, Sydney Review of Books, Kill Your Darlings, The Saturday Paper and The Australian. Previous roles include Theatre Critic for The Age, Film Editor for The Big Issue and Film Columnist for The Lifted Brow.

She regularly teaches Creative Writing and Literary Studies at the University of Melbourne and Monash University, and has delivered craft workshops for Writers Victoria, Writing NSW, the Stella Schools Program, the Lifted Brow/RMIT Experimental Nonfiction Prize and Melbourne International Film Festival’s Critics Campus.

Rebecca holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Monash University and was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University’s Writing Program.