Zoya Patel (Chair)

Zoya Patel is the award-winning author of No Country Woman, a memoir of race, religion and feminism. She is also the founder of feminist literary organisation, Feminartsy and co-host of the Margin Notes podcast alongside Yen Eriksen. Zoya has won numerous awards for her writing and editing, and has been published widely, including in The Guardian, The Australian Financial Review, ABC, SBS, Junkee, Overland, Meanjin, The Sydney Morning Herald and more. She was a 2020 judge for the Stella Prize, and is the inaugural ACT Stella Schools Ambassador.