Portrait of Melinda Harvey

Melinda Harvey

Melinda Harvey is Lecturer in English at Monash University, where she teaches courses on 20th Century Modernism, contemporary literature and creative writing. Since 2004, she has been a regular book reviewer for numerous Australian newspapers and magazines including the Australian, Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Book Review.

From 2006 to 2008, she taught at the European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin – a residential college in Pankow-Niederschönhausen which uses buildings formerly occupied by the embassies of several countries to the GDR including Cuba, Egypt, and Nigeria. In late 2012 she was a Hot Desk Fellow at the Wheeler Centre, working on a piece of creative non-fiction called Lip Service, which explores the real-world uses of literature in times of difficulty.