Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie novelist whose work celebrates Aboriginal people and others living around the margins of the First World.  Her novel Mullumbimby longlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award and Stella Prize, shortlisted for the Kibble Prize, and won the 2013 Queensland Literary Award for Fiction and the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing. Melissa is also a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction, and is a founding member of Sisters Inside, a groundbreaking organization which supports criminalised women in Queensland.