Elena Williams

Elena Williams is a writer and researcher currently completing a Masters in Anthropology of Gender and Development at The Australian National University.

Between 2008 and 2010 she lived and worked in Yogyakarta, Central Java, managing The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies’ programs, on the side collecting stories about food, ritual and religious diversity from around the archipelago.

Her fictional work has previously appeared in Southerlyand The UTS Writers’ Anthology, and her non-fiction in theSydney Morning HeraldInside Indonesia, and The International Feminist Journal of Politics.


Finding a florist in Lidcombe

MemoirI AM STANDING on the train platform, twelve years old. Too old for dolls and dress-ups, too young for lipstick and love. I am bewildered, lost; this space overwhelms me, this crowd pushes me down into the February-hot asphalt....

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