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Margaret Merrilees


Margaret Merrilees’ debut novel The First Week was published in 2013 after winning the Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award at Adelaide Writers’ Week. The book was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award and for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award.

In 2014, Wakefield Press published Fables Queer & Familiar (illustrated by Chia Moan). The Fables have also been broadcast as a weekly radio serial.

Mag’s short work has appeared in MeanjinIslandGriffith Review and others. In March 2015, she represented Flinders University at a Melbourne symposium showcasing some of the best practice-led PhD projects from a decade of creative arts programs in Australia and New Zealand.

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