Amanda Niehaus

Amanda Niehaus is a writer and scientist whose creative work weaves science with life. Her first novel – The Breeding Season (2019) – is a contemporary story of love, loss, and resilience based on the reproductive biology of northern quolls. Her essays and stories have been published in Griffith Review, Overland, Creative Nonfiction, Best Australian Essays, and more, and she won the 2017 VU Short Story Prize. She is a 2021 Queensland Writers Fellow and is currently undertaking a second PhD at UQ, this time studying the writing and reading of science in fiction (rather than frog metamorphosis).