Ashley Hay is a writer who lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Her second novel, The Railwayman’s Wife, was published in Australia in 2013 by Allen and Unwin.
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.
The Railwayman's Wife was published in the UK in 2014 and in the US in April 2016. You can find details of this – and see its luscious new American paperback cover (to be released in January 2017) – over here.
In recent news, her essay, "The Bus Stop" (which won a prize in Creative Nonfiction's edition on The Weather) has been selected for inclusion in this year's Best Australian Essays. And her essay, "The Forest at the Edge of Time" has won this year's Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing and been selected for inclusion in this year's Best Australian Science Writing anthology, edited by Jo Chandler.
Her new novel, A Hundred Small Lessons, will be published in Australia and the US in 2017.