Gay Lynch works as an adjunct academic in creative writing and English at Flinders University, publishing essays, hybrid pieces, memoir, novels, papers, and short stories. You can find her work in Best Australian Stories, Bluestem Journal, Edições Humus Limitada, Island, Meanjin, Meniscus, Griffith Review, Westerly, TEXT and Sleepers Almanac. She has recently been short and longlisted for the FISH Short Memoir; has presented and chaired at previous short story festivals in Adelaide, Lisbon, Melbourne and Perth. In 2016, she was runner-up for the British Council residency at the Small Wonder Short Story Festival, UK. From 2011-2015, she was Fiction and Life Writing editor at Transnational Literature-ejournal. The Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) will launch her historical novel in December.