biography

Inga is the author of Nest (August, 2014).

Her novel,  Mr Wigg (2013) was shortlisted for an Indie Award and longlisted for the Dobbie Award. Mr Wigg was published as a result of participating in the 2011 QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program.

Inga is also 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, Writing Queensland, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Her first career was as a professional writer and researcher, including stints for federal Parliament and the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

She is currently completing a PhD in English Literature (UQ), looking at Australian nature writing, and working on her next novel.

Inga lives among trees in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. She teaches workshops in Nature Writing and Setting & Description through Olvar Wood, and offers a number of mentorships each year.

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.