photo credit: P. Flynn
Anne Myers is a writer and nurse living on Dja Dja Wurrung country in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria.
Her writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies including Meanjin, Southerly, The Death Mook, The Sound of Silence, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Women’s Footy Almanac, The Guardian, The Age and ABC Radio National.
Winner of the Southern Cross Literary Prize (2015, judge: Tony Birch) and shortlisted for the Lord Mayors Prize (2015) and Overland Story Wine Prize (2016).
Her debut novel-in-progress, The Boathouse, received a Varuna Fellowship and was Highly Commended in the ASA Emerging Writers’ Mentorship Programme (2018). She attended the ACT HARDCOPY Program (2017) and the Artist-in-Residence program at Bundanon Trust (2019) to work on her creative nonfiction project, The Heart of the Matter, about working as a nurse in remote Aboriginal communities.
Her current project is a memoir titled The Little Ones about grief and loss and mothering which was SHORTLISTED and HIGHLY COMMENDED for the Richell Prize 2022. The Little Ones was also the recipient of a Varuna 2023 Fellowship.
Anne completed a Ba(Hons) in Literary studies and Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne (2007) while working as a nurse in ICU. She currently works in the northern suburbs of Melbourne as a palliative care nurse.