Ashley Hay’s new novel, A Hundred Small Lessons, will be published in Australia in April 2017. It's first review came with five stars from Books+Publishing. You can read an extract from the review over here.
Ashley will be talking with Kate Evans about the novel at this year's Sydney Writers' Festival on May 28. For details of her other events at SWF2017, please visit Ashley's Events page.
Her previous novel, The Railwayman’s Wife, was published in Australia, the UK and the US, and in translation. It was awarded the Colin Roderick Prize ("for the best book published in 2013 reflecting Australian life") by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies and also won the People’s Choice Award at the 2014 NSW Premier’s Prize. It was longlisted for that year's Miles Franklin and Nita B. Kibble awards, and shortlisted for the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the NSW Premier’s Prize.
Her first novel, The Body in the Clouds, will be published in the US this coming July – you can see it’s beautiful new cover over here.
Her essay, "The Bus Stop" (which won a prize in Creative Nonfiction's edition on The Weather) was selected for inclusion in Best Australian Essays 2016. And her essay, "The Forest at the Edge of Time" won last year’s Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing and was selected for inclusion in that year’s Best Australian Science Writing anthology, edited by Jo Chandler.
She lives in Brisbane, Australia.