27 March 2020

Welcoming our new Voiceworks Editor, Adalya Nash Hussein!

Express Media and Voiceworks are incredibly excited to announce that Adalya Nash Hussein has been appointed Voicework’s new editor! 

Adalya Nash Hussein is a writer and editor. Her work has appeared in Voiceworks, The Lifted Brow, Ibis House, Meanjinand Going Down Swinging. She has been an Emerging Writers’ Festival Melbourne Recital Centre Writer in Residence, a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow, and shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. She is the incoming editor of Voiceworks and a co-editor at Liminal.

We are incredibly thrilled to have Adalya join the team, and sat down for a chat to learn a little bit more about her.

1) What part about being the Voiceworks Editor are you most excited about?

I love watching how Voiceworks changes not only under each editor, but with each new addition to the Editorial Committee. I am really passionate about editorial ethics and anti-racism, and have been really grateful to watch how Voiceworks and Express Media have embraced those parts of my professional practice. I am extremely excited to see how the editorial committee push the direction of Voiceworks aesthetically and culturally. I also can’t overstate how profoundly lucky and thankful I am, at this moment, to have a job at all, let alone such an incredible job. 

2) Are you a writer/artist yourself? What do you like to create, and what do you like to read?

I am! I’m not very good at making stuff up, so I mostly write nonfiction, but I like to play with different forms—essays, poetry, comics, weird digital things etc. In terms of reading, I definitely have a thing for experimental nonfiction and fiction that blends in historical documents etc to grapple with real experiences—I especially read a lot of work in translation that does this. I also read lots of comics, a fair bit of poetry and fiction every now and again lol.

3) What is something you hope to see from Voiceworks now you are at the helm?

I was already looking at ways to bring the interstate editors more into the rhythms of Voiceworks meetings, but the urgency to work supportively and effectively remotely has definitely ramped up given the current world situation.

We’re excited for Adalya to take over for our current Voiceworks editor Mira in mid April!