Portrait of Melissa Manning

Melissa Manning

Melissa Manning’s short fiction and literary non-fiction has been widely published, including in Award Winning Australian Writing, Best Small Fictions (US), To Carry Her Home (UK), Overland, the Big Issue, and Tasmania 40°South.

She was awarded a Varuna Residency Fellowship to work on her novel, Written on Bark, and a place on the ACT Writers’ HARDCOPY program for her novel Island.  She is working on a short story collection, South West, with the support of an ASA Emerging Writers’ Mentorship and a Grace Marion Wilson Glenfern Fellowship.

Manning won the 2015 Overland Story Wine Prize, and the Tasmanian Writer’s Prize and has placed or been shortlisted in the Overland VU Short Story Prize, Alan Marshall Short Story Prize, My Brother Jack Award and the Bath Flash Fiction Award.