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Nikky Lee is an award-winning author who grew up as a barefoot 90s kid in Perth, Western Australia on Whadjuk Noongar Country. She now lives in Aotearoa New Zealand with a husband, a dog, and a couch potato cat. In her free time, she writes speculative fiction, often burning the candle at both ends to explore fantastic worlds, mine asteroids, and meet wizards. She's had over thirty stories published in magazines, anthologies and on the radio.

Her short fiction has won three Aurealis Awards, with her novelette Dingo & Sister winning Best Young Adult Short Story and Best Fantasy Novella in 2020, and her novella Once We Flew winning Best Science Fiction Novella in 2023. In 2021, she received a Ditmar Award for Best New Talent. Her debut novel The Rarkyn's Familiar won the 2023 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Youth Novel, three Indie Ink Awards, and Bronze in Young Adult Fiction at the Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

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