Gina Perry

Factual writer by day, novelist by night, Gina Perry is an award winning author, science historian and former psychologist whose feature articles, columns, essays and short stories have been published in newspapers and magazines including The Age,  The Australian,  Cosmos  and  New Scientist.

Gina is the author of two books of non-fiction, the acclaimed  Behind the Shock Machine and  The Lost Boys, both of which tell behind-the-scenes stories of two of psychology’s most iconic experiments. Her co-production of the ABC Radio National documentary Beyond the Shock Machine won the Silver World Medal for a history documentary in the 2009 New York

Festivals Radio Awards, she was runner up for the Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing in 2013 and her work has been anthologised in Best Australian Science Writing (2013 and 2015).

My Father the Whale is her first novel and was shortlisted in the 2021 HarperCollins Banjo Prize.

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