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Melissa Ashley
Melissa Ashley wears a floral dress and cardigan and smiles at the camera.

Melissa Ashley's first novel, The Birdman's Wife, won the Queensland Literary Awards fiction prize and the Australian Booksellers Association Booksellers' Choice Award. She has published a collection of poetry, The Hospital for Dolls, as well as short stories, essays and academic articles. She facilitates workshops and courses in fiction and poetry at universities and writers' centres. She lives in Brisbane with her family.