Megan Albany is a proud Kalkadoon woman whose debut novel, The Very Last List of Vivian Walker, was shortlisted for the 2020 Banjo Prize (Harper Collins) and was Highly Commended in the Australian Society of Authors 2020 Award Mentorship Program for writers and illustrators. Published by Hachette Australia February 2022 Megan’s debut is already receiving widespread acclaim.
‘Remarkably talented.’ WHO magazine
‘Uplifting and impactful.’ Better Reading
‘Megan Albany finds the humour alongside the heartache… plenty of emotional wallop.’ Better Homes and Gardens
‘This novel has humour and pathos in spades - I laughed and cried.’ Cindy MacDonald, Deputy Editor, The Saturday Paper.
Megan has a Masters in Creative Writing and is currently completing PHD in Creative Writing at QUT. She has been a journalist with the Koori Mail, the Guardian Newspaper in the UK, the Metro Newspaper in Ireland and the Irish Echo. She was the editor of the Aboriginal magazines, Deadly Vibe and InVibe magazine and was the scriptwriter for the ‘Deadlys’, the National Indigenous Awards which screened on SBS TV as well as being was the researcher for the SBS Juvenile Justice Documentary, ‘Can It Hurt Less’. She was a founding writer for the NITV health show, Living Strong and a concept developer for Move It Mob Style.
We acknowledge and pay respects to the Yugambeh people of the Gold Coast and all their descendants both past and present. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.