About Amy T Matthews

Amy T Matthews is a novelist and an academic. Her first novel, End of the Night Girl, won the Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript Award and was long-listed for The Australian/Vogel literary award, and short-listed for the Nita B Kibble Dobbie Award and the Colin Roderick Award. She has published short stories in collections including Best Australian Stories and co-edited two collections of short stories and poetry. Her latest book, Navigating the Kingdom of Night, is published by the University of Adelaide Press. Amy teaches Creative Writing at Flinders University and is a Member of the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.

You Write What? A Defence of Romance

19 July 2016

My academic self wrote this article, which was in In Daily yesterday: ‘You Write What? In Defence of Romance’. 

In other news, thanks to everyone who came out for the launch of Bound for Eden on the 4th of July (which was the wettest day here in 75 years, so y’all were dedicated!). The book is getting a lot of love so far – thanks for reading!


RWA 2015

Tess Bronwyn Lilliana

Had the most amazing time at the Romance Writers of Australia national conference in Melbourne last weekend. The South Australian Romance Authors were kicking goals – look at our gleeful little faces at the awards night! Bronwyn Stuart and Lilliana Rose won best cover awards for their books and I was runner up for the EmeraldPRO. Not too sad about not winning – as the book has been sold! It will be out with Harlequin/MIRA in 2016. And huge congratulations to Heidi Catherine for winning the EmeraldPRO: can’t wait to read the book.

If you write romance, or even have romantic elements in your books, you need to get yourself to RWA next year, which I am co-convening, and which will be held in Adelaide. Check out the RWA site for details!