In 2015 I graduated with a PhD in creative writing at the Writing and Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University (WSU). My thesis included a novel and a dissertation titled “The Colour of Dissonance: On Ethics, Aesthetics, Alterity and Form in the Cross-cultural Novel.”



Annee Lawrence, The Colour of Things Unseen, Aurora Metro Books, London, 2019.


Nola Colefax with Annee Lawrence, Signs of Change, Autobiography of Nola Colefax and History of the Australian Theatre of the Deaf, (Foreword by John Bell), Deafness Resources Association, Sydney, 1999.

Annee Lawrence (ed.), I Always Wanted to Be a Tap Dancer: Women with Disabilities, Women’s Advisory Council (and NSW Women’s Coordination Unit), Sydney, 1989 (210 pp.).

Marie Flood and Annee Lawrence (eds), The Community Action Book (2nd edn), New South Wales Council of Social Service, Sydney, 1987.

Book chapter

R. A. Kartini and the ‘Clover Leaf’, Dangerous Women, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, September 2019.

‘Chapter 6: Writing for Effect, in The Community Action Book (2nd edn) by M. Flood and A. Lawrence (eds), NSW Council of Social Service, Sydney, 1987.

Prose poetry

Annee Lawrence, The Way to Where We Want to Go (poem), Minute to Midnight: Writers for Peace and Disarmament, Red Spark Books, Sydney, 1985

Annee Lawrence, Orchestras of change and opinion, Certain change, irReconciliation, Confidence (4 prose pieces), No Regrets No 3, Sydney Women Writers’ Workshop, Sydney, 1985.


R. A. Kartini and the ‘Clover Leaf’, DangerousWomenProject Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, September 2016.

Maids at Work, Griffith Review 45: The Way We Work (online), Spring 2014.

Refereed journal articles  

For links please go to:

 “A Meaningful Freedom”: Women, Work and the Promise of Modernity in a Reading of the Letters of R. A. Kartini (Java) alongside Miles Franklin’s My Brilliant Career (Australia), Hecate, 41 (1 & 2), 2015:  18-36 (published October 2016).

Australian Writing and the Contemporary: Are We There Yet? Cultural Studies Review, 22(1), 2016: 243-268.

Excruciating Moments: On Writing Cross-cultural Agency in the Novel, New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 12(3), 2015: 339-348.

Hearing Voices: On the Role of Reflexivity and Embodiment in Runo Isaksen’s Literature and WarConversations with Israeli and Palestinian Writers, Ethical Imaginations: Writing Worlds, Proceedings (Refereed) of the 16th Conference of Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Byron Bay, November 2011.

Journal editor

Annee Lawrence (founding ed.), Healthright: A Journal of Women’s Health, Family Planning and Sexuality, Vols I (1-4), II (1-4), Family Planning New South Wales, Sydney, 1981-83.


Asialink 2018 Arts Creative Exchange Grant for Tulis, a two-way Australian-Indonesian writing exchange. Included a five-week residency at Komunitas Salihara in Jakarta and participation in Ubud Readers and Writers Festival 2018

 Griffith Review Writers’ Circle Varuna Residency (July 2015)

Overland NUW Fair Australia Essay Prize 2015. Shortlisted – ‘“Critical acts of resistance”: On the lives we grieve and the lives we don’t’ (June 2015)

2012 CAL Varuna Scholarship to attend Robin Hemley’s Immersion Writing: Memoir, Journalism and Travel Residency, 26 November-3 December 2012 for a work of creative non-fiction, ‘The Word for Love: Letters from Lebanon’ (yet to be published).

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