Melissa Lucashenko is a leading Australian novelist. A Bundjalung woman, her work has been awarded the Queensland Deloitte Literary Prize, the Nita B. Kibble Award, and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing. In 2019 Too Much Lip won Australia’s premier writing prize, the Miles Franklin and the Queensland Award for a Work of State Significance. Melissa is also a Walkley Award winner for her Griffith Review essay “Sinking Below Sight: Down and Out in Brisbane and Logan”, and a founding member of prisoner human rights organisation Sisters Inside. Melissa writes about ordinary people and the extraordinary lives they lead.