biography

Inga is the author of the novel  Mr Wigg, shortlisted for the 2014 Indie Awards (debut fiction) and longlisted for the 2014 Dobbie Award. Mr Wigg was published as a result of being selected for the 2011 QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program.

She is the winner of the 2012 Eric Rolls Nature Writing Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2009 Queensland Premier’s Award for best emerging author.

Inga’s short story, ‘In the Wake of the Raftsmen’ was published in the Review of Australian Fiction (Vol 5, issue 3).

Inga has a PhD in Creative Writing (QUT) and a Masters in English Literature (UNSW). She has published academic and non-fiction articles, including in Clues, WQ, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Before turning seriously to creative writing, Inga had a career as a professional writer and researcher, including stints for federal Parliament, and the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

Inga lives among trees in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Inga is currently researching Australian nature writing for a PhD in English Literature (UQ).

Inga teaches workshops in Nature Writing and Setting & Description through Olvar Wood and offers a small number of mentorships and manuscript appraisals each year.

Her new novel, Nest (Hachette), will be available from late July, 2014.

  

About notes from olvar wood

Notes from Olvar Wood is the title of a work-in-progress, my acount of living among trees in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. This blog features some of my observations of the Wood's non-human inhabitants, the too often forgotten genre of nature writing, and occasional reviews and publishing news.