Suvi Mahonen


Suvi Mahonen is a freelance writer based in Surfers Paradise on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Her non-fiction has appeared in various newspapers and magazines in both Australia and Canada, including the Weekend Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald and Practical Parenting.

Her fiction has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies including in The Best Australian Stories 2010 and Island. A portion of a longer work-in-progress was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

More of her work can be found at


The fig tree

GR OnlineTHREE YEARS AGO, if you'd told me I'd be a mother one day, I probably would have laughed in your face. I knew it was impossible. A life had been lost, another almost extinguished, and my husband had had...

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