Department of English
Gay Lynch is an honorary research fellow in creative writing and English at Flinders University. She has published short stories, most recently in Best Australian Stories 2015 and Sleepers Almanac: 10 (2015), non-fiction Apocryphal and Literary Influences on Galway Diasporic History (2010) and a novel, Cleanskin (2006). Her interests lie with Australian settler-history, contemporary literature, and creative writing pedagogy. She has published papers on these subjects. She was Fiction and Life Writing editor at Transnational Literature ejournal from 2011-2015 but is presently taking a break from teaching and editing to complete a resubmit for an historical novel. She examines postgraduate degrees and occasionally reviews Australian fiction.
2008: PhD Creative Writing, Flinders University
2004: Masters Creative Writing: Adelaide University (HD)
2016 Shortlisted and second place for UK Residency, International Short Story Writer, Wonder Short Story Festival, Charleston
2016 Shortlisted, FISH Short Memoir Prize
2015 ‘The Abduction of Ganymede’, Australia’s Best Short Stories 2015
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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