Gay Lynch has worked across the education sector as a teacher librarian, workshop leader, and contract lecturer/academic in creative writing and English. She has an MA from Adelaide University and a PhD from Flinders University. She has published academic papers, Cleanskin, a novel (2006) and short stories: most recently, in Meanjin (2017), Westerly (2017), Bluestem Journal (2017), Meniscus (2017), Griffith Review (2016), Best Australian Stories (2015), TEXT (2015), and Sleepers Almanac: 8, 10 (2013, 2015). From 2011-2015, she was Fiction and Life Writing editor at Transnational Literature ejournal. She has become involved with national and international short story writing, presenting on panels at the second Australian Short Story Festival (2017) and the 15th International Conference on the Short Story in Lisbon (2018). She presently works as an adjunct researcher. She enjoys reading in public and writing occasional book reviews and postgraduate examination reports.
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]
Adjunct Lecturer, 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
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