Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay’s work has been praised for its “incandescent intelligence and a rare sensibility”.

Her awards include the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award and the New South Wales’ Premier’s Literary Awards’ People’s Choice (for The Railwayman’s Wife), and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing for “The Forest at the Edge of Time” (originally published in the Australian Book Review). Her first novel, The Body in the Clouds, was celebrated by the New York Times as “a rich, meditative novel” whose “grander literary concepts are conveyed in … elegant prose”.

Her essays and other non-fiction writing have appeared in journals and anthologies including The Monthly, Australian Geographic, Griffith Review, Creative NonFiction, Best Australian Short Stories, Best Australian Essays, and Best Australian Science Writing.

Her most recent novel, A Hundred Small Lessons, was shortlisted for the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards.

She lives in Brisbane and is the editor of Griffith Review.

You can find out more about Ashley here.

Ashley Hay’s visit to the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival 2018 has been supported by the Queensland Writers Centre, and by Cairns RADF. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Cairns Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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