Demet Divaroren


Demet Divaroren was born in Adana, Turkey and migrated to Australia with her family when she was six months old. 

She writes fiction and non-fiction and is the co-editor of Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia anthology (Allen & Unwin, 2014). 

Demet’s writing has appeared in Island magazine, Scribe’s New Australian StoriesThe Age Epicure and The Big Issue

Her first novel, Orayt?, was shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. 

Demet is currently writing her memoir, aided by an Australia Council Jump Mentoring Grant.


The language of belonging

MemoirHULYA'S HEART BELONGED to words. It was the heaviest item she packed when she migrated to Australia as a new bride and a new mother at sixteen. She settled in Footscray with her husband and his parents, leaving her youth...

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