Melbourne-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.
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 Killings. Previously, 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 Festival, Williamstown Literary Festival, the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the Australian Booksellers Association Conference, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Write Around the Murray, Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, Melbourne 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.
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For editing enquiries, contact angela [at] meyerliterary [dot] com.