Lucy Treloar was born in Malaysia and educated in England, Sweden and Melbourne. Her novel Salt Creek (2015) won the Dobbie Literary Award among others, and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the UK's Walter Scott Prize. Wolfe Island (2019), her second novel, won the Barbara Jefferis Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's and NSW literary awards. She is a previous winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific region).
Lucy's essays and short fiction have appeared in publications including The Saturday Paper, Meanjin, The Age, Overland, Best Australian Stories and Foundational Fictions in South Australian History.
A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lucy lives in inner Melbourne with her family, and is currently writing her third novel.
Winner of the Indie Award Best Debut Fiction, 2016
Short-listed for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, 2016
Winner of the ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writer, 2016
Short-listed for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2016
Short-listed for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, 2016
Winner of the Dobbie Literary Award, 2016
Winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific Region), 2014
Winner of the Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award, 2013
Asialink Writers Residency, 2011
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