Isabelle Li


Isabelle Li (李牧原) is a Chinese Australian writer and translator. She has published in various anthologies and literary journals in Australia including The Best Australian Stories, Southerly, Westerly and UTS Writers’ Anthology. Her collection of short stories A Chinese Affair was published by Margaret River Press in 2016. She was the winner for the 2021 Mascara Bundanon Writer’s Residency. Her prose translations have appeared in Sydney Review of Books and her poetry translations in Mascara, World Literature and Works. Her Chinese translation of Sebastian Barry’s novel The Secret Scripture was published by Zhejiang Literature & Art Publishing House. She has a Doctor of Creative Arts from Western Sydney University.