Janine Mikosza

Janine Mikosza is a writer with a background in visual art and a PhD in sociology. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Kenyon Review, Electric Literature, The Best Australian Essays, and Meanjin. Her debut memoir, Homesickness, was published in 2022 by Ultimo Press.

Website janinemikosza.com

Instagram @janine_mikosza


But nobody writes a nobody’s life, she says.
Widely praised as ‘extraordinary’, ‘enthralling’ and ‘utterly original’, Janine Mikosza’s memoir Homesickness is a conversation between two versions of herself. Through words and illustrations, the author revisits her many childhood homes and explores how we remember, the myriad ways a child’s trauma lives on in an adult body, and the consequences of a decades-long silence. 

Events at Mansfield Readers and Writers Festival 2023

Panel: Memoir, what is it good for?

Saturday 4 March 4 – 5 pm

$20 early bird to 22 January
$25 full price