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    Maggie MacKellar

Maggie MacKellar is a historian of colonial women's experience (Core of My Heart, My Country, 2004; Strangers in a Foreign Land, 2008), but many readers also know her as a highly regarded memoirist (When It Rains, 2011; How to Get There, 2014).

Her work in progress includes a novel about the author Miles Franklin and her fictional counterpart, Sybylla Melvyn. Maggie's personal writing has been shortlisted by The Age Book of the Year Award and the Queensland Premier’s Literary award, and anthologised in Best Australian Essays (2016). She is a past winner of the Australian Centre’s Peter Blazey Fellowship (2009).