Brisbane-based author Mary-Rose MacColl graduated with a degree in journalism from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and was the University of Queensland's first graduate in the Master of Arts in Creative Writing.

She has since published three novels, No Safe Place(1996), Angels in the Architecture (1999), and Killing Superman (2003); the unpublished manuscript of the contemporary thriller No Safe Place was runner-up in the 1995 Australian/Vogel Literary Award.

MacColl worked as a cadet journalist and an assistant nurse before moving into higher education as an administrator and corporate writer. Having turned to writing fiction full-time, she has also taught creative writing, feature journalism and publishing, and chaired the 1998 Brisbane Writer's Festival.

Pieces by Mary-Rose MacColl

The birth wars
Edition 22: MoneySexPower

The water of life
Edition 38: The Novella Project

Griffith Review