Melissa Ashley
About the author

Melissa Ashley

Melissa Ashley is a writer, poet, birder and academic who tutors in poetry and creative writing at the University of Queensland. She has published a collection of poems, The Hospital for Dolls, short stories, essays and articles. What started out as research for a PhD dissertation on Elizabeth Gould became a labour of love and her first novel, The Birdman’s Wife. Inspired by her heroine, she studied taxidermy as a volunteer at the Queensland Museum. Melissa lives in Brisbane.

Books by Melissa Ashley

Melissa Ashley Articles

Podcast: Melissa Ashley Talks About the Fascinating Marie Catherine d’Aulnoy

Podcast

18 February 2020

Podcast: Melissa Ashley Talks About the Fascinating Marie Catherine d’Aulnoy

    I Realised She Would Make an Excellent Character for a Novel: Q&A with Melissa Ashley, Author of The Bee and the Orange Tree

    News | Author Related

    29 October 2019

    I Realised She Would Make an Excellent Character for a Novel: Q&A with Melissa Ashley, Author of The Bee and the Orange Tree

      Stunning Historical Fiction: Read an Extract from The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley

      Review | Extract

      29 October 2019

      Stunning Historical Fiction: Read an Extract from The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley

        Enchanting and Intriguing: A Review of The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley

        Review | Our Review

        29 October 2019

        Enchanting and Intriguing: A Review of The Bee and the Orange Tree by Melissa Ashley

          A Bird in the Hand: Melissa Ashley

          News

          11 January 2018

          A Bird in the Hand: Melissa Ashley

            Book of the Week: The Birdman's Wife by Melissa Ashley

            News

            1 November 2016

            Book of the Week: The Birdman's Wife by Melissa Ashley