About Angela Meyer

AngelaMeyer-OldMansGarage-6Melbourne-based author, editor, professional reader.

My debut novel, A Superior Spectre, was published by Peter Bishop Books (Ventura) in Australia and Saraband in the UK. It has been shortlisted for five literary awards. You can read more about A Superior Spectre and buy it here.

My second novel, Moon Sugar, will be released by Transit Lounge in October 2022.

In 2019 I won the inaugural Mslexia (UK) Novella Competition for Joan Smokes and it is now available in print, ebook and audio.

I previously released a book of flash fiction, Captives (Inkerman & Blunt), and edited an anthology of spooky Australian stories, The Great Unknown (Spineless Wonders).

Find out more about all of these on the ‘books’ page.

I’ve published short stories, flash fiction, articles, essays, reviews, interviews and the odd poem in a wide variety of publications. See my short stories, nonfiction and poetry pages for a list and some links.

I currently work as a freelance editor, and story and content specialist, through Meyer Literary. I edit books for a range of publishers, and work with organisations and businesses including councils, universities and not-for-profits on their content. I also mentor other writers, and provide manuscript assessments, as time allows.

My prior role was at Echo Publishing/Bonnier Books UK as a commissioning editor and then publisher. I am behind many award-winning, bestselling and internationally published Australian books.

In 2015 I was the Literary Columnist for KillingsPreviously, I reviewed for newspapers like the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Big Issue, and for journals and websites around the world. I blogged for three years on literature for Crikey, and was an editor of Books+Publishing, Australia’s book trade magazine. I started my career in books as a bookseller at Dymocks.

In 2014 I graduated from a Doctor of Creative Arts within the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney.

I have chaired panels, been on panels, or performed at Perth Writers Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Adelaide Writers’ Week, Adelaide’s Format FestivalWilliamstown Literary Festival, the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the Australian Booksellers Association ConferenceByron Bay Writers FestivalWrite Around the Murray, Bellingen Readers and Writers FestivalMelbourne Writers Festival, Genrecon, the Newstead Short Story Tattoo, Melbourne’s Overload Poetry Festival, the Ubud Writers’ and Readers’ Festival in Bali, the National Young Writers’ Festival in Newcastle, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and the Second Life Book Club (among others).

I grew up in Coffs Harbour, NSW, and was the first person in my immediate family to go to university. Outside of these bookish roles I’ve supported myself working in retail and hospitality. I’m very proud of the life I’ve built doing what I love. I live in Melbourne with my partner and adopted greyhound. My interests outside books include yoga and single malt whisky.

Sign up for my free monthly newsletter on writing and publishing here.

For editing enquiries, contact angela [at] meyerliterary [dot] com.





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36 thoughts on “About Angela Meyer

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    • That is so sweet, thank you! I actually went to Clunes Booktown, as I’d never been before! It’s a great little fair/festival. But I do love going to Willy, perhaps next year. Hope you enjoyed yourself.

  2. Thanks, the Willy Lit Fest has been fun. Great to hear Hilary Bonney & Kerry Greenwood chatting about the journey from book to screen. Clunes sounds like fun. I hope the two events are scheduled on different weekends next year!

  3. I saw you in the “Novel” discussion yesterday at the EWF. I waited behind to talk (probably looked like that stalker you remember), but you kept talking to others and walking off. 😦

    Oh well. I tried. Hope you had a good day.


    • Oh! Sorry, I didn’t see you! Was chatting to my friend Robyne and was trying to rush off to my friend who was waiting downstairs. Sometimes I put my head down and just walk because I know too many people and I could end up talking all day. But I honestly didn’t notice anyone waiting. So sorry! Hopefully next time. Just yell out ‘Angela!’ 🙂

      • When I heard you ask Emily a question, I thought, “I know her! That’s Angela from Literary Minded!” I was going to walk off but I made myself stay. I finally convinced myself it was you. If it wasn’t I wouldn’t see you again anyway. I waited a bit and then when you kept moving on I figured I better move on in case it actually wasn’t you. Bahaha

        I’m going to the pitch. You going back this year?

      • I’ll be at tomorrow night’s events (critics + Tweetfilm) and I’m running an event on Wed at 9pm at Rue Bebelons, about short stories. You should come! I’ll also be at the book launch.

  4. Hi Angela,

    It’s great to find another Aussie writer! Awesome.

    I am gladly following and will be looking forward to your upcoming posts..

    Have a lovely day! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  5. Impressive resume Angela! I really enjoy reading your reviews and discoveries of Australian literature. I’ve landed in Melbourne a few months ago and it really helps to follow someone who knows her subject that well! I’m fond of literature in general but since I live in this wonderful country, I’ve decided to promote Australian literature to French people (http://lekoalalit.wordpress.com). Hope I can get my little blog to be as good as yours!

    • Hi Angélique! Wow, I’m so glad a blog like yours exists. Unfortunately at this stage I can only read it through a Google translator. I’ve been to France twice and I’d love to properly learn French one day and be able to read Camus in the original language. I’d love to learn German someday too. Thank you for promoting Australian literature to a French audience. If I can ever help with anything, let me know. Angela

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  11. Angela, congrats on your publications! It’s been lovely to see your career progression. I spotted your article in the latest Books & Publishing. Regards from an ex-Dymocks CH colleague. Margie

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