Simone Lazaroo (Wong Fellow 2000) was born in Singapore and
migrated to Perth with her family in 1963 at the age of two. In
1983, she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in
Creative Writing at the Western Australian Institute of Technology
(now Curtin University). She began writing full time when she was
awarded a Creative Development Grant by the Western Australian
Department for the Arts in 1990. In 1993, the manuscript of The
World Waiting to be Made won the TAG Hungerford Award for
unpublished fiction. It was published in 1994 and won the 1995
Western Australia Premier's Book Award for Fiction. It was also was
shortlisted for the Australian section of the IMPAC/City of Dublin
Literature Award. Her second novel,
The Australian Fiance was published in 2000 and
won the 2000 Western Australia Premier's Book Awards for Fiction.
She is currently working on a third novel.
An interview with Lazaroo.