Dinuka McKenzie is an Australian writer and book addict. Her debut crime-fiction manuscript The Torrent won the 2020 Banjo Prize and was published by HarperCollins Australia in February. Her unpublished manuscript Taken was longlisted for the 2020 Richell Prize. 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 in Dharawal Country with her husband, two kids and their pet chicken.