Photo by Laura Simonsen
After time in New York and San Francisco, Pene has been back in Sydney, Australia for the past ten years. She lives with her wife and their two unstoppable children. She squeezes writing into painfully early mornings and late nights.
Her writing draws from time watching the ocean, from reading about outer space, from fandom, from considering surfers and footballers and indie bands and science and the prettiest places in the world. She’s interested in how unfamiliar places change people’s hearts.