Demet Divaroren was born in her mother’s childhood home in Adana, Turkey and migrated to Australia with her family when she was six months old. She is the co-editor of CBCA shortlisted anthology Coming of Age: Growing Up Muslim in Australia anthology (Allen & Unwin). Her writing has appeared in Griffith REVIEW, Scribe’s New Australian Stories anthology, Island magazine, The Age Epicure and The Big Issue.
Her debut novel Living on Hope Street is a contemporary young adult novel that delves beyond stereotypes to explore themes of intergenerational violence, cross-cultural friendships, class and multiculturalism. Demet teaches creative writing at Victoria Polytechnic and writes fiction and non-fiction exploring life, love and the complexities of human emotions. Find Demet at – www.demetdivaroren.com and www.demetdivaroren.wordpress.com