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Lucy Treloar was born in Malaysia and educated in England, Sweden and Melbourne. Her novel Salt Creek (2015) won the Dobbie Literary Award, and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the UK’s Walter Scott Prize. Wolfe Island (2019), her second novel, won the Barbara Jefferis Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s and NSW Literary Awards. She is a previous winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific region).

Lucy’s essays and short fiction have appeared in publications including The Saturday Paper, Meanjin, The Age, AEU Magazine, Overland and Best Australian Stories.

A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lucy works as a writer and occasional creative writing teacher. She lives in inner Melbourne with her family and two whippets, and is currently writing her third novel.

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