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Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay is an award-winning writer based in Brisbane. She also works as a mentor and facilitator and was editor of Griffith Review 2018–2022.

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Ashley Hay is a journalist, novelist and essayist whose work includes The Railwayman’s Wife (2014), A Hundred Small Lessons (2017) and Gum: The Story of Eucalypts and Their Champions (new edition, 2021). A former editor of Griffith Review (2018–2022), she also works as a mentor, facilitator and editorial advisor. She lives in Brisbane and is at work on her fourth novel.

Ashley Hay

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