Natalie Vella is an award-winning Australian writer and audio producer born in Melbourne of Sri Lankan/Maltese parents. She works as a Social Media and Engagement Specialist and is currently working on a short story collection.


2022, Longlist, Mansfield Short Story Competition, Where Idle Weeds Grow

2022, Third Prize, Furphy Literary Awards, Winter is for Regret

2021, Longlist, [Untitled] short story competition, James Bond Goes Fly-fishing

2021, Runner up, My Brother Jack Short Story Competition, Glen Eira Libraries, Paper Trail

2021, Longlist  CWA Margery Allingham Short Mystery Competition, In a Small Town

2020, Winner, Apollo Bay WordFest, The Last Days of Franklin 

2019, Finalist, Australian Podcast Awards for Memoria podcast



2022, Busybird Publishing, [Untitled] Issue 10, James Bond Goes Fly-fishing,

2019, ABC News, Renegade gardeners take fight to councils in race to beat the heat

2018, Neos Kosmos, Seven Years After, Seven Years Older

2018, SBS Life, Holding onto my Father’s Precious Memories

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