Ashley Hay is an award-winning writer and the editor of Griffith Review.
As a novelist and essayist, her work has been praised for its ‘incandescent intelligence and a rare sensibility’ and her prizes include the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies’ Colin Roderick Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Peoples’ Choice, and the Bragg/UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Her novels – including The Railwayman’s Wife and A Hundred Small Lessons – have been published to critical acclaim and commercial success in Australia, the US, the UK and in translation.
As editor of Griffith Review, Ashley oversees the design, curation and editing of four collections each year and a separate online publishing program, drawing on a constantly refreshing pool of established and emerging writers, researchers and other experts. Griffith Review’s uniquely themed editions allow it to explore ideas and issues through a wide range of genres and voices, generating conversations both within each quarterly publication as well as between the journal and its audiences, Australia’s media and Australia’s cultural and thought leadership landscapes.