Margaret was born in London to Australian parents and grew up in small country towns across Victoria. She studied in Melbourne and has travelled extensively through the Middle East, South America, Asia and Europe.
Margaret has been shortlisted and has won prizes in awards including the Grace Marion Emerging Writer’s prize and the Victorian Regional Writing prize. Her plays have been performed in Melbourne (La Mama), Brisbane, New York and regional Victoria. Margaret holds a PhD in Creative writing, specialising in depictions of landscape in Australian literature. Her new novel, Cutters End will be published by Penguin Random House in Sept, 21. A La Trobe valedictorian, Margaret’s PhD was nominated for the Nancy Millis award for excellence in thesis writing. She works as a lecturer, teacher, public presenter and is a regular guest on ABC regional radio.
Margaret lives in the North East of Victoria with her husband and three sons in a house on the edge of a gorge.