Melanie Cheng is a writer of fiction and non-fiction from Melbourne.

Her work has been published in Meanjin, Overland, Sleepers Almanac and Seizure, among others.

In 2016 she won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript for her collection of short fiction Australia Day, which was then published in 2017 by Text.

In 2018 Australia Day won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for fiction, was shortlisted for the Indie Award for Debut Fiction and was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award, the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the ABIA Matt Richell Award for new writer of the year.

In May 2019, Cheng's debut novel Room for a Stranger will be published by Text.


Pieces by Melanie Cheng

Edition 54: Earthly Delights – The Novella Project IV

Ticket-holder number 5
Edition 45: The Way We Work

Griffith Review