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Dinuka is pronounced Dee-noo-kah.
Dinuka McKenzie is an Australian writer and the author of two crime fiction novels, The Torrent and Taken. She is the winner of the 2020 Banjo Prize, and her writing has been longlisted for the Richell Prize and highly commended in the Australian Crime Writers Association Louie Award. Her short fiction has appeared in the Dark Deeds Down Under Crime and Thriller Anthology. Before turning to writing full-time, Dinuka worked in the environmental sector. She now volunteers as part of the team behind the Writers Unleashed Festival and lives in Southern Sydney on Dharawal country with her husband, two kids, and their pet chicken.
Dinuka has appeared in multiple online and in-person events including the Sydney Writers Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, South Coast Writers Festival, Writers Unleashed Festival, BAD Sydney Crime (online), Northern Beaches Readers Festival, Context Writers Festival, library talks, multiple podcasts, and radio, as well as hosting writing workshops for Writers South Australia, Writers Victoria, The Society of Women Writers NSW, and the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Sutherland).
Dinuka has interviewed and hosted in-conversation events with authors including Nardi Simpson, Michael Robotham, Candice Fox, Emma Viskic, R W R McDonald, Ashley Kalagian Blunt, Veronica Lando, and Carla Fitzgerald.
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