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Research Biography

Amy T Matthews is an award-winning author and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Flinders University. She has published short stories in collections including Best Australian Stories and been shortlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award and the Colin Roderick Literary Award. She is the author of the books End of the Night Girl (2011) and Navigating the Kingdom of Night (2013) and also publishes historical commercial fiction under the name Tess LeSue. Tess's Frontiers of the Heart series is published by Penguin RandomHouse USA. Amy's research covers issues of identity politics, ethics and historical fiction, and feminism and romance.

Research Interests

Novel writing
Short story writing
Script writing
Australian Fiction
Genre Fiction
Historical Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Film & Television
Writing about place
Raunch culture & Hypersexuality

External positions

Chair, Writers SA

May 2017May 2019

Board member, Writers SA


Member, Australasian Association of Writing Programs

Member, JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice

Member, Romance Writers of America

Member, Romance Writers of Australia

Member, South Australian Romance Authors

Member, Writers SA


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