waynemacauleyWayne Macauley is a Melbourne writer whose short fiction has been widely published, in ArenaGriffith Review, Island, Meanjin, Overland, Westerly and other magazines. He is a former winner of The Age Short Story Competition and has appeared in the Best Australian Stories and New Australian Stories anthologies. His debut novel, Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, was published by Black Pepper in 2004 to wide acclaim and was included on the Victorian secondary schools’ VCE English reading list. His second novel, Caravan Story, was nominated a 2007 Readings Book of the Year. His third book, Other Stories, a collection of short fiction, was shortlisted for a 2011 Queensland Premier's Literary Award. His highly acclaimed novel, The Cook, was released in Australia in 2011 and has since been published in Canada, the UK and Turkey. It has been listed a fiction book of the year by ABC Radio National, The Australian, Sunday Herald Sun and Readings Bookshop and was shortlisted for a Western Australian Premier's Book Award, a Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award. It won the inaugural 2012 Most Underrated Book Award. His 2014 novel, Demons, was shortlisted for a Victorian Premier's Literary Award and was nominated a book of the year by Readings Bookshop and The Australian. His latest novel, published June 2017, is Some Tests. Wayne tutors in creative writing at the University of Melbourne and has also worked extensively in the theatre as a writer, director and dramaturg. He lives in Melbourne with his partner, actor and theatre director Susie Dee. They have one daughter.


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