Emilie Collyer is a Melbourne-based playwright, poet and author. Through her writing, she explores the human condition and the world around us with biting humour. She is an artist with a unique vision, a striking voice, and an incredible ability to engage her audiences with beautifully crafted speculative and surreal stories.

Emilie has a strong history of creating and presenting work. Her most recent theatrical achievements include: ‘Once Were Pirates’ (Highly Commended Best Emerging Writer Melbourne Fringe 2014), ‘The Good Girl’ (Winner Best Emerging Writer Melbourne Fringe 2013 & Green Room Nomination, Independent Theatre, Writing), ‘Dream Home’ (shortlisted Edward Albee Scholarship 2012 and Patrick White Award 2013).

Emilie has twice won the Cross Genre Prize in the Scarlet Stiletto Crime Writing Awards (2012 & 2013) and also won Second Prize overall in 2012. She has two short story collections published with Clan Destine Press and her stories, poetry and essays have been published in numerous anthologies and journals both in Australia and overseas.

Emilie is delighted to have the opportunity to present her next project via the Australian Cultural Fund.