Melanie Pryor is a Creative Writing PhD candidate whose thesis is currently under examination. Her research project, comprised of a travel memoir entitled Salt Marks, and an accompanying critical exegesis, examines gender, embodiment and wildness in contemporary memoirs about place. Melanie teaches in Creative Writing and English Literature, and is a member of Flinders University's Life Narrative Research Group.
Melanie is a Co-Founder of The Hearth, an Adelaide-based creative readings event. Her personal essays and literary fiction have been published in Meanjin, Overland, Southerly, and Lip, and her academic writing in a/b: Auto/Biography Studies.
2012 – B.A. (Hons) – First Class
2017 – Highly commended in the AAWP Chapter One Prize
2016 – EHL Competitive Postgraduate Conference/Workshop Grant Allocation
2015 – Second place in the Overland Story Wine Prize
2014 – EHL RHD Project Funding
2014 – Flinders University Overseas Field Trip Grant
2014 – Australian Postgraduate Award (2014 - present)
2013 – Joint winner of the Future Leaders’ Questions Writing Prize
2012 – Chancellor's Letter of Commendation
2012 – University Medal
2012 – Shortlisted for Young-Writer-in-Residence at the Katherine Susannah Pritchard Writers’ Centre
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