Meg Mundell

Meg Mundell. Photo by Amanda Soogun.

Meg Mundell. Photo by Amanda Soogun.

Meg Mundell is a Melbourne-based author, journalist and academic from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Her debut novel Black Glass (Scribe 2011) was shortlisted for two Aurealis Awards, the Barbara Jefferis Award, the CAL–Scribe Fiction Prize, and the Norma K. Hemming Award. Her second novel, The Trespassers, is out in 2019 with UQP.

A former deputy editor at The Big Issue Australia, Meg has published widely in Australian newspapers, journals and collections, including Best Australian Stories, Meanjin, Overland, Cordite Poetry Review, Australian Book Review, The Age, The Australian, The Monthly, and the Sydney Morning Herald. Her digital short story collection, Things I Did for Money (Scribe 2013) was endorsed by Tony Birch and has been used internationally as a teaching text in university writing courses.

Meg’s PhD thesis explored how writers use memory and emotion to evoke place. In her day job as a Research Fellow at Deakin University, she researches on place, narrative, spatial justice, and homelessness.