Nick Gadd


Nick Gadd is a writer based in Melbourne. His first novel Ghostlines (Scribe, 2007) won a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award in 2007 and a Ned Kelly Award for best first fiction in 2009.

His writing has appeared the Guardian, Elsewhere: A Journal of Place, Eureka Street and Melbourne Subjective, among others. His essay ‘The unconscious of the city’ was shortlisted for Melbourne Writers’ Prize in 2015. He will be writer-in-residence at Mildura Writer’s Festival in July 2016.

‘A landscape of stories’ won the Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize in 2015. 

He can be found at his blog, Melbourne Circle.


Circling the city

GR OnlineFOR THE LAST two years I’ve been walking the streets of suburban Melbourne, armed with camera and notebook, a participant in a psychogeographic game that is part hunting, part hide-and-seek, part time travel. The game has rules, players, goals;...

A landscape of stories

GR OnlineWinner of the 2015 Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing PrizeABOUT EIGHTEEN MONTHS ago, I started to spend time walking around the inner western suburbs of Melbourne where I have lived for twenty years. It wasn’t for fitness reasons –...

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