Melissa Lucashenko is an acclaimed Aboriginal writer of Goorie and European heritage. Since 1997, Melissa has been widely published as an award-winning novelist, essayist and short story writer. Her recent work has appeared in The Moth: Fifty True Stories, Meanjin, Griffith Review, and The Saturday Paper.
Her recent publication Too Much Lip gradually and explosively reveals painful secrets in a calamitous Aboriginal family. But as Lucashenko was writing, events that had been hidden in her own family were being revealed to her; life and art began to merge. Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip has been shortlisted for both the Stella Prize and the NSW Literary Awards.