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 Melissa Lucashenko

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Melissa Lucashenko is a multi-award winning Goorie writer. Her 2013 novel Mullumbimby was awarded the Deloitte Queensland Literary Award for Fiction, won the Victorian Premiers Prize for Indigenous Writing, and was longlisted for both the Stella and Miles Franklin awards as well as the Dublin IMPAC Literary Prize 2015. Melissa was awarded the 2016 CAL Fellowship to work on her new novel, Too Much Lip, out in 2018.


Melissa is a Walkley Award winner for her non-fiction, as well as a founding member of the prisoner’s human rights group, Sisters Inside. She writes passionately about ordinary people and the extraordinary lives they lead.

Hard Yards
Hard Yards
Melissa Lucashenk...

Roo Glover has two highly desirable talents - he can fight, and he can run like the clappers. In the inner-city's harsh code there are losers and survivors, and Roo's a survivor. He's made it through ...

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Melissa Lucashenk...

A darkly funny novel of romantic love and cultural warfare from one of Australia’s most admired Indigenous voices.

Too Much Lip
Too Much Lip
Melissa Lucashenk...

A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.


Longlisted, 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Winner, 2014 Victorian Premier's Literary Award – Indigenous Writing

Winner, 2013 Queensland Literary Award - Deloitte Fiction Book Award

Shortlisted 2014 Kibble Literary Award

Shortlisted 2013 Queensland Literary Awards, Courier-Mail Peoples Choice Queensland Book of the Year for Mullumbimby

Shortlisted 2013 Good Reading Magazine Top Fiction Read

Longlisted 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Longlisted 2014 The Stella Prize

Winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize

Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

Shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Association Awards