Melanie is a writer, editor, playwright and researcher. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and teaches at the University of Queensland. In 2018, she won the Queensland Literary Awards Glendower Award for Emerging Writer. Her debut novel Meet Me at Lennon’s (UQP) was shortlisted for the 2020 QLA Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance and People’s Choice Award. Her writing has been published in Kill Your Darlings, Griffith Review, Arena Magazine, Overland, Hecate, TEXT and other publications. She is a winner of the 2022 Griffith Review Emerging Voices competition.