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

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