Margaret Merrilees, aka Mag, grew up near Perth. Her novel 'The First Week' won the Unpublished Manuscript Award in the 2012 SA Festival Awards and will be published by Wakefield Press in 2013. An earlier novel, 'The Laboratory' was shortlisted for the 2004 Award. She has had shorter work published in Griffith Review, Meanjin, Island, Wet Ink and various anthologies. Mag was on the Board of the South Australian Writers Centre from 2007 to 2012.
Latest Publication: 'The Bone Garden'
Griffith Review, iss. no. 31, Ways of Seeing
'The Bone Garden' is a short memoir about the idiosyncratic life and death of the writer's father, a man who lived out his ideals. The piece raises some universal questions about ways of life and ways of death.
- literary fiction
- speaking engagements
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