Ep 456: Meet Inga Simpson, author of ‘The Last Woman in the World’

Meet Inga Simpson, author of The Last Woman in the World. Congrats to Anika Molesworth on her book Our Sunburnt Country being The Sydney Morning Herald's non-fiction pick of the week. Plus, discover how you could win a 5-book pack of new release YA fiction.

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Writer in residence: Inga Simpson

Inga Simpson is the author of The Last Woman in the World (Hachette, Nov 2021), Mr Wigg, Nest, Where the Trees Were, Understory: my life with trees and The Book of Australian Trees, illustrated by Alicia Rogerson. Inga’s novels have been short and longlisted for numerous awards, including the Miles Franklin and Stella Prize, while Understory was shortlisted for the Adelaide Writers Week award for nonfiction. Inga was also the winner of the Eric Rolls nature writing prize for her essay “Triangulation.” ​

Inga has PhDs in creative writing and English literature, with her most recent thesis exploring the history of Australian nature writing. Her short stories and essays have been published in Wonderground, Chicago Quarterly Review, Review of Australian Fiction, Griffith Review, Clues, Writing Queensland, and The Dictionary of Literary Biography.

​Her first career was as a professional writer and researcher, including for federal Parliament and the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

Inga grew up in central west NSW, and has lived in Canberra, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast hinterland. She has now settled on the far south coast of NSW.

She is currently working on her next novel, Willowman, to be published in November 2022.

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