About & Press Kit

This page contains Dinuka’s bio and author photos, which can be used for promotional, press, or publicity purposes.

Please click on the photos for high resolution (print quality) images.

All image credits: Emma Stergio – Simply Loved Photography

Dinuka is pronounced Dee-noo-kah.

Bio

Dinuka McKenzie is an Australian writer. Her debut crime fiction manuscript The Torrent won the 2020 Banjo Prize and was published by HarperCollins Australia in February 2022. Her unpublished manuscript Taken was longlisted for the 2020 Richell Prize and will be published in 2023. She is represented by Alex Adsett Literary.

When not writing, Dinuka works in the environmental sector and volunteers as part of the team behind the Writers’ Unleashed Festival. She lives in Southern Sydney on Dharawal Country with her husband, two kids and their pet chicken.

Events

Dinuka has hosted in-conversation events with authors Candice Fox, Emma Viskic and R W R McDonald as part of the Writers Unleashed Festival. If you would like Dinuka to speak at your next event, please click here.

Check out Dinuka’s upcoming news and events here.

Author Photos

Monochrome publicity photo of Dinuka McKenzie from the waist up with bushland in the background. Dinuka has short black hair, brown skin and is wearing a plain long sleeved top,
Colour publicity photo of Dinuka McKenzie from the waist up with bushland in the background. Dinuka has short black hair, brown skin and is wearing a tan coloured long sleeved top,
Colour publicity photo of Dinuka McKenzie laughing while sitting on rocks with bushland in the background. Dinuka has short black hair, brown skin and is wearing a tan long sleeved top and blue jeans.
Monochrome close up publicity photo of Dinuka McKenzie laughing while sitting on rocks with bushland in the background. Dinuka has short black hair, brown skin and is wearing a long sleeved top.
Colour publicity photo of Dinuka McKenzie standing with a river in the background. Dinuka has short black hair, brown skin and is wearing a tan long sleeved top and blue jeans.