Dr Gay Lynch is currently a lecturer in the Department of English, Creative Writing and Australian Studies. She is the Fiction and Life Writing editor for Transnational Literature ejournal. Since 2005, she has published papers on creative writing research and pedagogy, Australian historical fiction, and the Irish diaspora, an adult novel, Cleanskin (2006) and short stories. During her time as a Middle School librarian, she published half a dozen stories for children.
2008: PhD Creative Writing, Flinders University
2004: Masters Creative Writing: Adelaide University (HD)
2013 Shortlisted Allen and Unwin, Varuna Fellowship
2009 Part-time Teaching Award, Humanities, Flinders University
2008 Selected Flinders University Internship Program
2007 Joint-Winner of Prize for Best Postgraduate Paper, AAWP (Australian Association of writing Programs) Annual Conference, University Canberra.
2007 Airfare Donated by CAL to present 'Performance Anxieties in the Preface: The Historical-Fiction-Writer as Cheerful Whore' at ASAL (Association for Study Australian Literature) Annual Conference, University of Queensland.
2007 Nominee, Davitt Award (Australian Women’s Crime Fiction)
2007 One of Six Finalists, People’s Choice Awards: SA Writers’ Festival [Cleanskin]
2005 Flinders University, URB Visiting Research Fellow Grant: Ireland ($3,000)
2005 Australian Postgraduate Award, Flinders University
2002 Short-Listed: Adelaide Festival of Arts Literature Award for New Manuscript ['Intent']
2000: Eva Sallis Master Class (1999-2000) [Cleanskin]
Lecturer, Topic Coordinator, Department English, Creative Writing & Australian Studies, Flinders University
Creative Writing, Historical Fiction, Prose Fiction, Australian Children's Fiction, English CanonFrom 2004-2013, Gay Lynch taught across 20 English and creative writing topics
: Creative Writing PhDs in process: Creative Writing Practice-led Research, Historical Fiction
; Creative Writing Practice-led Research, Speculative Fiction, Climate Warming Novel
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