Melanie Cheng is a writer based in Melbourne. Her debut short story collection, Australia Day, won the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction.
WHY DOES MELANE CHENG WRITE?
Noè Welcome to Why Write, a super short podcast that asks writers just that, why they write. Hi, I'm Noè Harsel, a writer and Chair of Writers Victoria, and I'm excited to chat to a diverse group of writers and simply ask, why write? I'm glad you're here with me.
Today we have Melanie Cheng. Melanie is a writer based in Melbourne. Her debut short story collection, Australia Day, won the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. Her debut novel, Room for a Stranger was shortlisted for the 2020 New South Wales Premier Literary Awards, and Long Listed for the 2020 Miles Franklin Award. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Guardian, The Age, The Weekend Australian, Meanjin, the Griffith Review, Overland, and SBS online, among others. In 2021, she was a health columnist for The Saturday Paper.
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