Portrait of Meg Mundell

Meg Mundell

Meg Mundell’s first novel, Black Glass (Scribe), was highly commended in the 2012 Barbara Jefferis Award, shortlisted for the 2011 Aurealis Awards (in two categories) and the 2010 CAL Scribe Fiction Prize, and won the 2008 D.J. (Dinny) O’Hearn Memorial Fellowship.

Kiwi-born and Melbourne-based, Meg has been published widely in Australian newspapers, journals and magazines, including the Age, the Monthly, Australian Book Review, Best Australian Stories, New Australian Stories, Meanjin, Sleepers Almanac, The Death Mook and the Big Issue.

Meg spent almost five years as deputy editor and staff writer at the Big Issue Australia, and has also worked as a journalist, university lecturer, magazine editor, youth advocate, nightclub DJ and government advisor.

She holds degrees in creative writing, psychology and philosophy, and is now completing a PhD, writing a second novel and finishing a non-fiction book on outback trucking.