Melissa Lucashenko is a multi-award winning Goorie writer. Her most recent novel Too Much Lip was awarded the 2016 CAL Fellowship and has been critically acclaimed since its publication in 2018. It has been shortlisted for the Stella Award 2019 and Miles Franklin Awards 2019. Her 2013 novel Mullumbimby was awarded the Deloitte Queensland Literary Award for Fiction, won the Victorian Premiers Prize for Indigenous Writing, and was longlisted for both the Stella and Miles Franklin awards as well as the Dublin IMPAC Literary Prize 2015.
Melissa is a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction, as well as a founding member of the prisoner’s human rights group, Sisters Inside. She writes passionately about ordinary people and the extraordinary lives they lead.