Meaghan Delahunt

Novelist, Short-story writer

Meaghan Delahunt is a novelist and short story writer. Her work has been widely translated and her stories anthologised and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 1997 she won the Flamingo/HQ national short story prize in Australia. Awards for her novels In the Blue House (Bloomsbury, 2001), The Red Book (Granta, 2008) and To the Island (Granta, 2011) include a regional Commonwealth prize, a Saltire award and a nomination for the Orange prize. Her recent short story collection, Greta Garbo’s Feet & Other Stories (2015) was longlisted for the Edgehill short story prize. She taught creative writing at the University of St Andrews for many years and then at the University of Stirling from 2013–2016. She is a qualified Vinyasa Flow/Hatha and Yin Yoga teacher and believes that writing, like yoga, is a process, not a product. She was on the judging panel of the 2016 International Dublin literary award. Born in Melbourne, Meaghan Delahunt has lived in Edinburgh since 1992.

Meaghan Delahunt

Fellowships

Queen Margaret University 2019
University of Dundee 2017/18