Author/Editor: Melissa Chan


Melissa Chan has lived in Europe, the United States of America and, briefly, China. After growing up in the West Australian wheat belt, she moved to the Eastern seaboard where she works as a lawyer. Her fiction has appeared in Ita, Womanspeak and other magazines.  

She is a contributor to the first Spinifex Press anthology, Angels of Power and other reproductive creations


The Melissa Chan detective novels feature feminist detective heroine Francesca Miles. They include One too many (1991), Getting your man (1992), More on getting your man (1994). She has also edited a crime anthology, A modern woman and other crimes, with J. Terry, and Guilt (1995).

Books published by, or available from, Spinifex
Getting Your Man
Too Rich

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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