Amaryllis Gacioppo is an Australian writer of both fiction and nonfiction living between Australia and Italy. Her work has appeared in Award Winning Australian Writing, Going Down Swinging, Catapult, 3:AM and elsewhere. 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 Scribe Nonfiction Prize, the Overland Story Wine Prize and the Bristol Short Story Prize.
She has a PhD from Monash University and the University of Bologna. Her doctoral thesis explored flâneuserie in the work of Valeria Luiselli, Vivian Gornick and Igiaba Scego. She has taught in the literary studies department at Monash University and run writing workshops for the Emerging Writers' Festival in Melbourne. She has spoken at writers’ festivals and conferences across Australia, Europe and the United States.
She is currently writing a book about cities, ancestral homelands and citizenship, which will be published by Bloomsbury in 2022.