Sarah Sasson is an Australian physician-writer living on Gadigal land in Sydney. She completed a B.Arts(English)/B.Science at the University of New South Wales, followed by a B.Medicine/B.Surgery at Sydney University and has spent time living overseas in Chicago, Singapore, Montreal, Hanoi and Oxford.

Her poetry, short stories and non-fiction have been published in Australia, the United Kingdom and USA appearing in Meanjin, Oxford Writers’ House, Oncology Republic,  Medium, Unsweetened, Grieve Anthology, Intersection Stories, Translating Pain and Orris Root. 

Sarah’s debut literary fiction novel Some things beautiful was shortlisted for the Varuna House Publisher Introduction Program and longlisted for the Queensland Writers’ Centre Publishable Program. Some things beautiful will be published by Affirm Press in 2023.

Her work explores themes including: human relationships, loss, memory, medicine and biology. Sarah recently edited  Signs of Life anthology, an international literary collection themed around first and second-hand experiences of illness and caregiving which was included on the Kirkus Reviews “28 Indie Books Worth Discovering” list in 2022.

Sarah is represented by Jane Novak Literary Agency.

Recent Blog Posts:

On Medium: Writing what you know, courage, and the many-faced god.

New publication: The silver thaw

Book Review: Between Us by Clare Atkins

Meet you at the intersection.

An Oxford comma.

My Top 10 books of 2017.

2017: my year of writing dangerously.

What my sensible day job taught me about creative writing.

The story so far…