Amanda Niehaus is a scientist, writer, and editor living in Brisbane. She was born in a small town along the Mississippi River, and she dreams of writing in a room with a river view.
She is the author of The Breeding Season, a debut novel that has garnered advance praise by authors such as Krissy Kneen and Alice Sebold. She has published widely in literary magazines including Overland, Griffith Review, AGNI, Creative Nonfiction, The Writer, and NOON Annual. Her short story “Breeding Season” won the 2017 Victoria University Short Story Prize (at Overland), and her story “Eclipse” was runner-up for the 2018 Let There Be Light Prize (at The Writer). Two of Amanda’s essays were nominated for Pushcart Prizes in 2017, including “Pluripotent,” which was included in the 2017 Best Australian Essays (ed. Anna Goldsworthy).