Nicole Smith

Nicole was first published when she was twelve in the Courier Mail for a science fiction short story called Just Another Day In Space. Since then she has realised that there are no days in space. More recently her book Sideshow won the 2014 Viva la Novella Prize and has been published with Seizure. Nicole was awarded a Varuna Fellowship to finish Sideshow which was subsequently shortlisted in the top five of Writing Australia’s Unpublished Manuscript Awards. Her play, Local Hero premiered at La Mama and is listed on the Australian Script Centre website. Her poem, Others, was published in Visible Ink's Tattletales. The short story Seoulis part of the Little Raven 3rd edition anthology. She has enjoyed two Hothouse Theatre’s A Month in the Country residencies to write new work. Nicole toured for a decade with the aerial dance company Strange Fruit and worked with numerous companies including Circus Oz, Queensland Theatre Company and Dancehouse.