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Melanie Saward


Melanie Saward (photo Jill Kerswill)
Melanie Saward is a proud Bigambul and Wakka Wakka woman. She is a writer, editor and university lecturer based in Tulmur (Ipswich), Queensland. Her debut novel Burn was published by Affirm Press in September 2023. She's also had work published in the literary journals Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, Kill Your Darlings and has fiction published in the anthologies Flock: First Nations Stories Then and Now and New Australian Fiction. In 2024, her first romantic comedy novel, Love Unleashed, will be published by Penguin Random House.