Gay Lynch writes and researches essays, novels, academic papers, book reviews and short stories on unceded Boonwurrung land and adjunct to Flinders University. Recent works include Unsettled (2019), an Australian historical novel, launched at ISAANZ, and 'On Work' a Covid-inflected essay in Meanjin (Winter 2021). Essays and stories can be found in Black Inc's Growing Up in Country Australia (2022), Best Australian Stories (2015), Bluestem Journal, Edicoes Humus Limitada, Gilmmer Press, Island, Meanjin, Meniscus, Griffith Review, Recent Work Press, TEXT, Sleepers Almanac, Verity La and Westerly. Lynch works as an academic, editor, manuscript assessor, and postgraduate examiner and participates in the national and international short story community.
2019 Longlisted, FISH Short Memoir Prize
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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