Melissa Manning is a widely published author of long and short form fiction.

Her work focuses on the minutiae of living, on turning points both intimate and epic.

Recipient of a Varuna Residential Fellowship and a Grace Marion Wilson Fellowship, her prize-winning work has been published in Australia and internationally.

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She is currently a Bayside Artist in Residence where she is working on edits to her short fiction collection, Woodsmoke.

Melissa is represented by Grace Heiftez of Left Bank Literary.