Portrait of Hilary McPhee

Hilary McPhee

Hilary McPhee was a founding director of McPhee Gribble Publishers and a Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, the inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a founding director of New Matilda.com.

In recent years she has been living in the Middle East and Italy writing a book and articles about the region. She has returned to Melbourne and her selection of new Australian writing, Wordlines, was published last year. She has recently edited and contextualised the diaries of Tim Burstall from the early 1950s which MUP published in February and is now working on a companion volume to Other People’s Words.