Margaret Hickey

Award-winning Author & Playwright

Margaret was born in London to Australian parents and grew up in small country towns across Victoria. She studied in Melbourne and has travelled extensively through the Middle East, South America, Asia and Europe.

Margaret has been shortlisted and has won prizes in awards such as the Grace Marion award for emerging writers.  Her plays have been performed in Melbourne (La Mama), Brisbane, New York and regional Victoria and are published with Playlab and Australian Plays. Marg holds a PhD in Creative writing, specialising in depictions of landscape in Australian literature. A La Trobe valedictorian, her PhD was nominated for the Nancy Millis award for excellence in thesis writing. Marg works as a lecturer, teacher, public presenter and is a regular guest on ABC radio.

Margaret lives in the North East of Victoria with her husband and three sons in a house on the edge of a gorge.

Margaret is sometimes credited with writing books on the history of Irish cuisine but that’s a different and more successful Margaret Hickey, you can read about that Margaret here; she’s great.

The Margaret Hickey of this website writes about people who yearn to be better, people who love life and land and a people whose capacity for hope has been described as funny and heartbreaking and true.

Margaret was born in London to Australian parents and grew up in small country towns across Victoria. She studied in Melbourne and has travelled extensively through the Middle East, South America, Asia and Europe.

Margaret has been shortlisted and has won prizes in awards such as the Grace Marion award for emerging writers.  Her plays have been performed in Melbourne (La Mama), Brisbane, New York and regional Victoria and are published with Playlab and Australian Plays. Marg holds a PhD in Creative writing, specialising in depictions of landscape in Australian literature. A La Trobe valedictorian, her PhD was nominated for the Nancy Millis award for excellence in thesis writing. Marg works as a lecturer, teacher, public presenter and is a regular guest on ABC radio.

Margaret lives in the North East of Victoria with her husband and three sons in a house on the edge of a gorge.

Margaret is sometimes credited with writing books on the history of Irish cuisine but that’s a different and more successful Margaret Hickey, you can read about that Margaret here; she’s great.

The Margaret Hickey of this website writes about people who yearn to be better, people who love life and land and a people whose capacity for hope has been described as funny and heartbreaking and true.