Ara Sarafian is a Melbourne-based writer and editor.

He’s been published in The Saturday Paper, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue, The Near and the Far anthology and various other publications.

He was an inaugural recipient of the Wheeler Centre's Next Chapter award in 2018.

He was selected for the 2016 WrICE fellowship in China, shortlisted for the 2015 Monash Creative Writing Prize and shortlisted for 2022 Deborah Cass Prize for Writing.

He has taught in RMIT's Professional Writing and Editing program, and he currently works as an editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.