Melissa Lucashenko is a Bundjalung novelist and essayist. Mullumbimby (UQP, 2013) was awarded the 2013 Deloitte Queensland Literary Award for Fiction, won the 2014 Victorian Premiers Prize for Indigenous Writing, and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin, Stella and Dublin IMPAC Literary Prize 2015.

Melissa is also a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction (‘Sinking below sight’ from Griffith Review 41Now We Are Ten won a Walkley Award in 2014), as well as a founding member of the women’s rights organisation Sisters Inside. In 2016 she was awarded the $80 000 Copyright Agency Limited Fellowship to write her forthcoming novel, Too Much Lip (UQP).


Pieces by Melissa Lucashenko

Time to mention the war
Edition 59: Commonwealth Now

Sinking below sight
Edition 41: Now We are Ten

How green is my valley?
Edition 12: Hot Air

Who let the dogs out?
Edition 8: People like Us

Globalisation, Kimberley style
Edition 6: Our Global Face

On the same page, right?
Edition 26: Stories for Today

The silent majority
Edition 26: Stories for Today

The angry country
Edition 28: Still the Lucky Country?

Our bodies
Edition 4: Making Perfect Bodies

Friday night at the Nudgel
Edition 34: The Annual Fiction Edition

Not quite white in the head
Edition 2: Dreams of Land

Holiday in Cambodia
Edition 37: Small World

Griffith Review