Meaghan Delahunt was born in Melbourne. Since 1992 she has lived in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1997 she won the Flamingo/HQ National Short Story Prize ( Australia). Her work has attracted critical acclaim and been widely translated and anthologised. Awards for her work include: a regional Commonwealth Prize; a Saltire Award, a Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award and a nomination for the Orange Prize. She has also been shortlisted for the Christina Stead Award and the NSW Premier’s Award. In 2016 she was a judge of the Dublin International Fiction Prize( formerly IMPAC) and from 2018-2019 a judge of the Saltire Literary Awards in Scotland. She has taught creative writing at St Andrews University and Stirling University in Scotland; was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow in 2018-19 and has worked at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow as a creative writing tutor. A qualified Hatha yoga teacher, she is also the founder of Yoga for Bhopal in aid of the Bhopal Medical Appeal.