MEAGHAN DELAHUNT is a novelist and short story writer. Her work has been widely translated and anthologised. In 1997 she won the Flamingo/HQ National Short Story Prize in Australia. Awards for her novels In the Blue House (Bloomsbury, 2001), The Red Book (Granta, 2008) and To the Island (Granta, 2011) include a regional Commonwealth Prize, a Saltire Award and a nomination for the Orange Prize. Her short story collection Greta Garbo’s Feet & Other Stories (Word Power Women, 2015) was longlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize 2016.  Her latest novel is The Night-Side of the Country (UWAP, 2020)

She has worked as a Creative Writing Tutor at the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow and at St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh. In 2017-19 she was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Dundee and Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She’s worked as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at St Andrews University and Stirling University in Scotland. She is currently a tutor on the Oxford University MSt in Creative Writing. She is a qualified Hatha and Yin Yoga teacher and founding member of Yoga for Bhopal. Born in Melbourne, Meaghan has lived in Edinburgh since 1992.

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