James McKenzie Watson


James McKenzie Watson writes fiction with a focus on health and rural Australia. His novel, DENIZEN, won the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize and was published by Penguin Random House in 2022. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Meanjin, and the Newtown Review of Books. He co-hosts the writing and health podcast James and Ashley Stay at Home, and works as a nurse.

James McKenzie Watson

Festival Events

New Blood: Crime Writers to Watch

DATE April 2 TIME 1:30 pm WHERECivic Playhouse Book now

I’d Like You to Meet: Lee Kofman chats to James McKenzie Watson

DATE April 1 TIME 3:00 pm WHEREUniversity of Newcastle NUspace X207 Free