Lucy Treloar was born in Malaysia and educated in England, Sweden and Melbourne. She is the author of the novel Salt Creek (2015), which won the Indie Award for Best Debut, the ABIA Matt Richell Award and the Dobbie Award, and was shortlisted for prizes including the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the UK's Walter Scott Prize. Its international release is planned for 2017. Previously, Lucy won the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific Region) and the 2013 Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award.
Lucy's short fiction has been published in Sleepers, Overland, Seizure and Best Australian Stories, and her non-fiction in newspapers and magazines including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Womankind.
A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lucy works as a writer and editor, and plies her trades in Australia as well as Cambodia, where she lived for a number of years. In between writing, Lucy finds the time to teach creative writing at RMIT and Writers Victoria. She lives in inner Melbourne with her family.
Lucy lives in inner Melbourne with her husband, four children and two whippets.
Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific Region) - Winner in 2014 for 'The Dog and the Sea'
Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award - Winner in 2013 for The Things We Tell Ourselves
Varuna Publisher Fellowship - Recipient in 2013 for The Things We Tell Ourselves
Asialink Writers Residency - Awarded in 2011 to undertake research in Cambodia
Australian Society of Authors Mentorship - Awarded in 2011 for The Things We Tell Ourselves
'The Dog and the Sea', Commonwealth Writers
'Wrecking Ball', The Best Australian Stories 2013, (Black Inc., ed. Kim Scott)
'Natural Selection', Overland (Spring, 2013)
'In the Park', Seizure, (2013)
'Wrecking Ball', The Sleepers Almanac No. 8 (Sleepers, 2013)