Lucy Treloar

Lucy Treloar is the award-winning author of short stories, essays and the novels Days of Innocence and Wonder, Salt Creek and Wolfe Island.

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Lucy Treloar was born in Malaysia and educated in England, Sweden and Melbourne. She is the author of Salt Creek, which won the 2016 Dobbie Award and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Walter Scott Prize. Lucy’s second novel, Wolfe Island, won the 2020 Barbara Jefferis Award and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award and the Christina Stead Prize. Days of Innocence and Wonder, her most recent novel, was published in 2023. She is a previous winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific region). Lucy’s essays and short fiction have appeared in publications including The Saturday Paper, Meanjin, The Age, Overland, and Best Australian Stories. A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lucy lives in inner Melbourne with her family and two whippets. She is currently undertaking a PhD at La Trobe University and is also working on her next novel.

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