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Benjamin Muir is a reformed juvenile delinquent writing on and often about unceded Darug land. He is interested in the relationships between horror, trauma and historiography. 

He was the recipient of the 2019 AAWP/UWAP Chapter One Prize for his forthcoming novel, The McMillan Diaries. His work has been read and published in SBS Australia, Studio Stories via FBI Radio’s Or It Didn’t Happen, Antipodean Science Fiction and multiple anthologies. 

One of his articles for SBS Voices, I’m a Writer, An Academic and a Trolley Boy went viral twice and was adapted into an episode of the SBS podcast, Let me Tell You

He is an alumnus of WestWords Academy, 2020, and WSU’s The Writing Zone, 2021. 

In 2023, he completed his doctorate at Western Sydney University where he also teaches literature and creative writing. His thesis is comprised of the aforementioned novel and an exegesis on trauma in Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves. He was interviewed for House of Leaves‘ twentieth anniversary in The Guardian.

The McMillan Diaries was acquired by Kith Books, and is scheduled for launch in 2024.

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