Anna McGahan

Anna McGahan

Anna McGahan is a writer and actor. She received the Queensland Young Playwright’s Award in 2008 and 2009, and was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award in 2010 and The Saturday Paper’s national essay award ‘The Horne Prize’ in 2016. Her first book Metanoia: A Memoir of a Body, Born Again, was published by Acorn Press in 2019.


Dried milk

Memoir THE RUIN OF the new mother is the raspberry. I give Yasmin, her eight-month-old, the bursting prize of the red berry. I know what I am doing. Yasmin’s smooth, brand-name knit has never been stained, until today. I jerk the chain on my...


PoetryTheir house has the taste of salt Pictures framed for satire Balsamic vinegar ripening Offset with olive oil They know themselves What they love What they take seriously What they scoff at Or dismiss They laugh well, between themselves and their close circle It’s almost its own world An earthy...

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