Dr Daniel Juckes is a writer from Perth, Western Australia. He is a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia, Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine, and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Curtin University (for which he was awarded a Chancellor’s Commendation).
He has been a judge for the WA Premier’s Book Awards and the Tim Winton Award, and holds a position on the executive committee of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs.
Daniel’s creative and critical work has been published in places such as Axon, Australian Book Review, Life Writing, M/C Journal, Meniscus, TEXT and Westerly, and his research investigates seamlessness in prose style and the potential of objects in stories about the past.
His long-form essay As with everything else the end eventually comes was highly commended in the 2021 Fogarty Literary Award. He believes a literary life, spent writing or reading or both, is one of the better ways to navigate the twenty-first century (even if he spends way too much of his time watching videos on YouTube).