Demet Divaroren was born in her mother’s childhood home in Adana, Turkey and migrated to Australia with her family when she was six months old. Her debut novel Living on Hope Street won the Young Adult Prize in the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. She
is the co-editor of CBCA shortlisted anthology Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia (Allen & Unwin). Her writing has appeared in Griffith REVIEW, Scribe’s New Australian Stories anthology, Island magazine, The Age Epicure and The Big Issue. Demet teaches creative writing at Victoria Polytechnic.