Lur is an Iraqi and Australian writer. She is winner of the AM Heath Prize for Prose and the Scribe Nonfiction Prize, and shortlistee of the Deborah Cass Prize. Her work has been widely published in Australia and the US. Lur is a recent alumna of the Oxford University Masters in Creative Writing with Distinction, and outgoing Director of the National Young Writers’ Festival. She is working on her first book of personal essays.