Melissa Lucashenko is an acclaimed Australian writer of Goorie and European heritage. Since 1997 Melissa has been widely published as an award-winning novelist, essayist and short story writer. Her recent work has appeared in The Moth: Fifty True Stories, Meanjin, Griffith Review, and The Saturday Paper.
Melissa’s fifth novel of Aboriginal life, Mullumbimby, is a story of romantic love and cultural warfare. Mullumbimby won the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Indigenous Writing, the Qld De Loitte Fiction Prize, and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin, Stella, and Dublin IMPAC Awards.
Melissa’s Griffith Review essay, Sinking Below Sight: Down and Out in Brisbane and Logan won the 2013 Walkley Award for Long Form Journalism (the Australian equivalent of a Pulitzer), one of two Walkleys won by Griffith Review that year.