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.
Lucy also won the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific Region) and the 2013 Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. Her 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, Meanjin, and Womankind.
A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lucy works as a writer of fiction and non-fiction, and as an occasional teacher and guest lecturer in creative writing. Lucy is currently undertaking a PhD and beginning work on her third novel. She lives in Melbourne with her family.
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Winner of the Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award, 2013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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