The upcoming UTS Writers’ Salon features UTS alum and author Hannah Bent. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Hannah Bent completed her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and Film from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London. She undertook further study in both directing and screenwriting at the Australian Film and Television and Radio School and has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney. She was the 2013 recipient of the Ray Koppe Young Writers Award for her novel as a work in progress.
Her debut novel When Things Are Alive They Hum was inspired by her sister Camilla who lives with Down syndrome. When Things Are Alive They Hum has been shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2022, the MUD Literary Prize 2022, and shortlisted for the ABIA Book Awards 2022 in the categories of General Fiction Book of the Year Award and The Matt Richelle Award for New Writer Of The Year.