Portrait of Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie writer whose work celebrates Aboriginal people and others living around the margins of the First World.  Her most recent novel, Mullumbimby, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and Stella Prize, shortlisted for the Kibble Literary Award, and won the Queensland Literary Award for Fiction and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing. 

Melissa is also a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction, and a founding member of Sisters Inside, an organisation which supports criminalised women in Queensland.