Ashley Hay’s most recent novel, The Railwayman’s Wife, was released to critical acclaim in April this year. Her previous books span fiction and non-fiction and include Gum: The Story of Eucalypts and Their Champions (2002) and Museum (2007; with visual artist Robyn Stacey). Her first novel, The Body in the Clouds (2010), was shortlisted for categories in the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the NSW and WA premier’s prizes, and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
A former literary editor of The Bulletin, she writes for publications including The Monthly, Australian Geographic, and The Australian, and her essays and short stories have appeared in volumes including the Griffith Review, Best Australian Essays (2003), Best Australian Short Stories (2012), and Best Australian Science Writing (2012).
“A tender portrait of a marriage and the poetry and grief it contains. A beautiful, dreamy, melancholy book” – Gail Jones, author of Five Bells
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