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
Accidents of Composition

Accidents of Composition

Merlinda Bobis

The eyes catch a black bird close to an eerie sun. Instantly, a poem: an accident of composition. Or a tree, rock, light...



Helen Lobato

In Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed Helen Lobato argues that we do not know whether HPV vaccines will decrease the...

Lady of the Realm

Lady of the Realm

Hoa Pham

One day there will be peace in Vietnam. But not before more war.

Touched by the Lady of the Realm, Liên dreams of...

We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed by Fire

We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed by Fire

Jules Grant

This stunning literary debut, voiced by a lesbian gangster Donna and her streetwise daughter Aurora, is steeped in the...

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