Author/Editor: Merrilee Moss


Merrilee Moss is a playwright and novelist who also lectures part-time in writing. Her lesbian ghost thriller, Fedora Walks, was first published as a serialised novel in Melbourne's Lesbiana. Merrilee is the author of a number of books for young adults, including Thriller & Me and the eight-book adventure series Hot Pursuit, written in collaboration with Jenny Pausacker.


Her plays, which have toured to theatres and community venues all over Australia, include If Looks Could Kill, Empty Suitcases and Over the Hill.  Her most recent play The Slippery Slope had its "world premiere" in 2002 in Canberra and was performed in Melbourne at LaMama theatre in March 2004. The Slippery Slope is a comic-tragedy, featuring a reunion of friends at a sixtieth birthday party (the "Big Chill" twenty years on). 

In 1997, Moss also edited a non-fiction book of life stories, Taking A Punt: First Stop Bonegilla, working with a group of people in their 70s who began their lives in Australia at the Bonegilla Migrant camp in Wodonga.

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Fedora Walks
Thriller And Me

Out Now
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Robin Morgan

I‘ve had me up my sleeve
I‘ve pulled me from my hat
I’ve planted myself in the audience
as the patsy I dare to decipher...



Renate Klein

   Pared down to cold hard facts, surrogacy is the commissioning/buying/ renting of a woman into whose womb an embryo is...

The Pimping of Prostitution

The Pimping of Prostitution

Julie Bindel

This book examines one of the most contested issues facing feminists, human rights activists and governments around the...

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

I'm the Girl Who Was Raped

Michelle Hattingh

I am the statistic that I read about. I am the thing I always feared most. I am rape.

That morning, Michelle had...

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