I’m Nick Gadd, a novelist from Melbourne. This is a blog about writing, writers, books, literary festivals, language, art and artists, and other things as they occur to me. I’m a crime writer but the blog’s not limited to that subject.

I grew up in Yorkshire, England and came to Australia in 1990. I’ve worked as an ESL teacher, editor, speechwriter and creative writing teacher.  My first novel, Ghostlines, published by Scribe won a Victorian Premier’s Literary Awardin 2007 and a Ned Kelly Award for best first fiction in 2009.  I have taught Novel in the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Box Hill TAFE.

I’ve spoken at literary events including Melbourne Writers Festival (2008), Crime and Justice Festival (2009), Williamstown Literary Festival (2009), Aireys Festival of Words (2009).  and the Big West Festival (2011). If you’d like to invite me to a writer’s event, festival or book club,  please email me.

In 2010 and 2012 I was a judge of the unpublished manuscripts category of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

Here’s a profile of me posted on Arts Hub, the Australian online arts mag. And here’s some more stuff about Ghostlines from the website of Scribe.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Dear Nick

    Very professional blog, with some great, in-depth reviews.


  2. [...] Nick Gadd is the author of the award-winning novel Ghostlines.  His daughter Genny’s musical tastes these days include The Beatles, The Ramones and Elliot Smith. [...]

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