Amaryllis Gacioppo is a writer living between Australia and Italy. She has a Joint PhD in Creative Writing from Monash University and the University of Bologna.

In 2015, her story “Dreams” won the Lord Mayor of Melbourne Award for Short Story. Her writing has been shortlisted for a number of awards, including the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. She has spoken at conferences and writers’ festivals across Australia, Europe and the United States. Her stories, essays and academic articles have appeared in Award Winning Australian Writing, Going Down Swinging, Catapult, 3:AM and elsewhere.

She is currently writing a book about cities, ancestral homelands and citizenship, which will be published by Bloomsbury (UK) in 2022.


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