Melanie Cheng is a writer and general practitioner. Of Chinese-Australian heritage, she was born in Adelaide, grew up in Hong Kong and now lives in Melbourne with her family. In 2016 she won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.
Australia Day is her first book. Her writing has been published in Meanjin, Overland, Griffith Review, Sleepers Almanac, Seizure, Peril and Visible Ink among other publications.