Burns, Belinda

University of Queensland

Belinda Burns is a published novelist and freelance journalist. She is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland.

Her first novel, The Dark Part of Me, was published by HarperCollins in Australia and Atlantic Books in the UK in 2006. She is currently working on a novel, entitled Motherland, set in the suburban heartland of a modern shopping centre. Her critical work concerns contemporary fictional depictions of the “suburban female” and narrative approaches to intra-suburbia transformation.

Belinda holds a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University College in the UK, and a BA in English Literature and a Bachelor of Business Communication, from the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology, respectively.