Portrait of Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith

One of Australia’s best loved novelists, Andrea Goldsmith has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Her latest novel is The Memory Trap, winner of the 2015 Melbourne Prize.

Andrea Goldsmith is a Melbourne-born novelist whose fifth book The Prosperous Thief was shortlisted for the 2003 Miles Franklin Award. Her literary essays have appeared in HeatMeanjinAustralian Book ReviewBest Australian Essays and numerous anthologies. She has taught creative writing throughout Australia, mentored new writers and is a lively performer of her work.

Andrea is a life-long poetry lover. She is particularly drawn to the Polish poets – Milosz, Herbert and Szymborska – for their lucidity, their lyricism, and their extraordinary power to reveal the minutiae and the shadows of human endeavour.

Her latest book, The Memory Trap, is a story of marriage, music, the illusions of love and the deceits of memory.