About Lucy

Lucy Neave completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing in the U.S. on a Fulbright and full tuition scholarship. Her first novel, Who We Were, was shortlisted for the ACT Book of the Year Award. It was written with the support of a Varuna New Writers’ Fellowship and an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship.

Lucy Neave reading
Lucy Neave

Lucy’s fiction has appeared in Australian and American literary journals, including Antipodes, Southerly, Overland and Lost Magazine, and in Best Australian Stories 2009.

In a former life, Lucy was (briefly) a veterinarian in country Australia. She has since worked for a non-government organization in Kathmandu writing scientific papers and reports, and as a research assistant for writers and scholars.

Sections from Lucy’s second novel, The Flood is a Flawless Mirror for the Sky, have been published in Westerly and Best Australian Stories 2014.  Completion of the book has been supported by an Australia Council for the Arts grant and a second book fellowship from Varuna: The National Writers’ House. Research for the book was conducted at New York University, where she was a visiting scholar in 2015.

Lucy teaches creative writing at the Australian National University.

For contact details, and to find out about Lucy’s other research and writing, visit her Australian National University webpage here.

Read a profile of Lucy from the Sydney Morning Herald.