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Meg Keneally

Mitchelton Library

In Your Suburb

7105

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Meg Keneally

Meg Keneally

Meg Keneally’s first solo novel, Fled, based on the escape of First Fleet convict Mary Bryant, was published in 2019. She is currently working on her second solo novel, The Wreck. Meg is co-author with Tom Keneally of The Soldier’s Curse, The Unmourned,The Power Game and The Ink Stain, the first four books in the Monsarrat Series of historical murder mysteries. The fifth in the series, The Valley of the Swells (the first Monsarrat story to involve a serial killer), will be published in Australia in 2021.

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Edwina Shaw

Edwina Shaw

Edwina Shaw is a Brisbane writer of fiction, memoir and screenplays. Her novel, Thrill Seekers, based on her brother’s battle with adolescent onset schizophrenia, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for New Writing and was recently released as a new imprint by Raven Books UK. In the Dark of Night (Ransom UK), a chapter book for young readers, was selected for the 2016/17 National Library Summer Reading Club. Since 2002, her short pieces have been published in Australian and international journals, including Best Australian Stories, Asia Literary Review, Griffith Review, Island, ThirdFlatIron and FourWayReview. Her feature film screenplay M was awarded 2018 Talent Development funding from Screen Queensland and is currently under development with producer, Stephen Lance. She is the commissioning editor of Bjelke Blues (AndAlso Books) a collection of stories about life in QLD during the Bjelke-Petersen regime. When she’s not writing, she teaches creative writing at the University of QLD and for the QLD Writers Centre and in the community, and also runs Relax and Write Retreats for women that combine yoga and writing.


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