Lucy Treloar


Lucy Treloar (About page)
Lucy Treloar was born in Malaysia and educated in Melbourne, England and Sweden. A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing program, Lucy is a writer, editor, mentor and creative writing teacher and has plied her trades both in Australia and in Cambodia, where she lived for several years.

She was awarded an Asialink Writer’s Residency to Cambodia (2011) to undertake research and to work on her first adult novel, then titled Some Times in Life. Lucy is the winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific), the 2012 Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award and a 2013 Varuna Publisher Fellowship. Her short fiction has appeared in Sleepers, Overland, Seizure, and Best Australian Stories 2013, and her non-fiction in a range of publications.

Lucy’s debut novel, Salt Creek (Pan Macmillan) was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. It has won the Dobbie Award, the Matt Richell Award for New Writer, and the Indie Award for Best Debut, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the Readings Prize for New Australian Writer.

Lucy is an Artist in Residence at Melbourne’s Arts House – see Creative Spaces. (Here’s the information page.) If anyone’s looking for an office or studio to write in, Creative Spaces is the place to find it.

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Features etc.


Readings: ‘Why You Should Read Salt Creek’

First Novels and Other Surprises on the Miles Franklin Longlist, Susan Wyndham and Jason Steger

Q&A Better Reading

The Walter Scott Prize Author Spotlight

Mark McEvoy in Fairfax: ‘Lucy Treloar wondered about an aboriginal child and wrote Salt Creek, a novel‘, September 5, 2015

Review Salt Creek by Peter Pierce, August 29, 2015

‘Graduate Wins Major Manuscript Award’, RMIT News
And here’s a piece from Bookseller and Publisher.