Amy T Matthews


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Amy T Matthews is a novelist and an academic. Her first novel, End of the Night Girl, won the Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award and was long-listed for The Australian/Vogel literary award, and short-listed for the Nita B Kibble Dobbie Award and the Colin Roderick Award. She has published short stories in collections including Best Australian Stories and co-edited three collections of short stories and poetry. Her latest book, Navigating the Kingdom of Night, is published by the University of Adelaide Press. Amy teaches Creative Writing at Flinders University, is a former Chair and long serving board member of Writers SA, and is a Member of the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.

She also writes historical romance under the name Tess LeSue.

You can contact Amy by email at

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