Rozanna Lilley has published prolifically as an essayist, poet, critic and academic.
Her prose publications include the hybrid memoir, Do Oysters Get Bored? A Curious Life, which was released to significant interest and acclaim, including being shortlisted for the 2019 National Biography Award. Her creative nonfiction has been included in Best Australian Essays.
Rozanna’s poetry has been published widely, and was included in Best Australian Poetry (2015). Her first chapbook, The Lady in the Bottle, was published in 2023 through Black Spring Press Group in the UK.
In addition to Lilley’s creative output, since the late 1980s she has published steadily as a qualitative researcher exploring the lives of autistic people and their families in diverse contexts. She holds PhDs in Anthropology and Early Childhood, and in 1998 published the book Staging Hong Kong: Gender and Performance in Transition through the University of Hawaii Press.