Hanna Schenkel

2018 JUDGE

ROLE / ORGANISATION

Freelance Writer / Editor

LOCATION

NSW
Australia

SHORT BIO

Hanna Schenkel is an accomplished freelance writer, editor and critic, with a particular interest in creative nonfiction and documentaries about diverse societal and social issues. She holds a Master of Arts in Nonfiction Writing, during which she underwent in-depth research into how true stories are enhanced by fictional storytelling techniques without compromising their integrity. Hanna is passionate about supporting and empowering disadvantaged persons and communities, and in her writing has explored issues affecting diverse communities such as Indigenous Australians in remote locations, asylum seekers and transgender persons. She has taught creative and nonfiction writing at the Wesley Mission.