DK Mok is a fantasy and science fiction author whose novels include Squid's Grief, Hunt for Valamon and The Other Tree. DK has been shortlisted for four Aurealis Awards, two Ditmars, and a Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award. DK has also been a judge for the ScribbleInk Youth Literature Awards.
DK grew up in libraries, immersed in lost cities and fantastic worlds populated by quirky bandits and giant squid. She graduated from UNSW with a degree in Psychology, pursuing her interest in both social justice and scientist humour.
She’s fond of cephalopods, androids, global politics, rugged horizons, science and technology podcasts, and she wishes someone would build a labyrinthine library garden so she could hang out there. DK lives in Sydney, Australia, and her favourite fossil deposit is the Burgess Shale.
Ditmar Award Shortlisted for Best Novel (2017)
Aurealis Award Shortlisted for Best Science Fiction Novel (2017)
Aurealis Award Shortlisted for Best Young Adult Short Story (2016)
The Heart of the Labyrinth
Aurealis Award Shortlisted for Best Fantasy Short Story (2016)
Ditmar Award Shortlisted for Best New Talent (2016)
BookGateway Booky Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2016)
Hunt for Valamon
Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award Shortlisted for Short Fiction (2014)
Aurealis Award Shortlisted for Best Young Adult Short Fiction (2014)
Never underestimate the power of an action, however futile it seems, to inspire and move others.