Olivia De Zilva is a writer based in Meanjin. She is currently studying a Masters of Philosophy specialising in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland. She was awarded the Deakin University Non-Fiction Prize by Express Media in 2019, shortlisted for the University of Queensland Press Mentorship Award and The Deborah Cass Prize in 2022. Her work has appeared in Westerly, Liminal, SBS and Cordite among others. Olivia is the editor-in-chief of Jacaranda, a humanities and creative writing journal based out of The University of Queensland.