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Marlee Jane Ward is a writer and reader from Melbourne. Her debut novella, Welcome To Orphancorp, won Seizure’s Viva La Novella and the 2016 Victorian Premiers Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction. The sequel, Psynode, was released in May. This year, she was awarded the Ditmar Award for Best New Talent. Her short stories are have featured in the publications Interfictions, Terraform, Apex, Aurealis, and more.