Ashley Hay’s writing has appeared in anthologies including Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Short Stories and Best Australian Science Writing. Her latest novel, A Hundred Small Lessons, will be published this April. Her previous novel, The Railwayman’s Wife, received the Colin Roderick Award from the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies and the People’s Choice Prize in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
Her earlier non-fiction books include Herbarium (with visual artist Robyn Stacey), and Gum: The Story of Eucalypts and Their Champions, and her stories about science have appeared in publications including Creative Nonfiction, Griffith Review, The Monthly and Australian Geographic. In 2014 she edited that year’s Best Australian Science Writing. In 2015, she was awarded the Australian Book Review/Dahl Trust Fellowship to write “The Forest at the Edge of Time” – a version of which won the 2016 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing.