Michelle Goldsmith is a Melbourne-based author of speculative fiction and the literary weird, whose writing often inhabits the shady borderlands between genres.

She has a BSc (majoring in Zoology/Evolutionary Biology) and a Masters degree in Publishing and Communications. Her thesis explored the author-reader relationship within the contemporary speculative fiction field. Articles based on her original research have been (or are in the process of being) published in journals and elsewhere.

Her life science background and particular fondness for the stranger aspects of the natural world often inform her fiction.

Michelle currently works as an editor and tech writer. In the past she has been a bookseller, book reviewer and English and Biology tutor.

Her short fiction has appeared in various publications both within Australia and overseas, and been short-listed for both the Aurealis Award and the Ditmar Award.

A list of her published fiction can be found here.