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Her first novel, Orayt?, was shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript.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


Pieces by Demet Divaroren

The language of belonging
Edition 44: Cultural Solutions

Griffith Review