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Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie (Aboriginal) author of Bundjalung and European heritage. Her first novel was published in 1997 and since then her work has received acclaim in many literary awards. Killing Darcy won the Royal Blind Society Award and was shortlisted for an Aurealis award. Her sixth novel, Too Much Lip, won the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance. It was also shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Stella Prize, two Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, two Queensland Literary Awards and two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Melissa is a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction, and a founding member of human rights organisation Sisters Inside. She writes about ordinary Australians and the extraordinary lives they lead. Her latest book is Edenglassie.
McSweeney's 41: Australian Aboriginal Fiction Edition
Chris Flynn, Tony Birch, Melissa Lucashenko, Ellen van Neerven, Jordan Bass
The Morning After - The Shadow King
Simon Abrahams, Shane Maloney, Alison Croggon, Melissa Lucashenko
The Morning After - Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker
Michael Williams, Cameron Woodhead, Amanda Lohrey, Melissa Lucashenko