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Meg Mundell is a Melbourne-based academic and writer whose work focuses on place, displacement, spatial justice, home and narratives of homelessness. She runs the research project "We Are Here", which explores understandings of place amongst people who have experienced homelessness, and is the editor of a world-first collection of writings by people from this diverse community, "We Are Here: Stories of Home, Place & Belonging" (out Oct 2019, Affirm Press).
Prior to entering academic Meg worked as a policy analyst, communications advisor and university tutor. She has high-level expertise in stakeholder management and communications strategy, and a strong background in policy development, advocacy and project management.
Meg's second novel, The Trespassers (UQP, August 2019) recently gained a five-star review from Books+Publishing, and was Readings "Fiction Book of the Month" for July. Her debut novel, Black Glass (2011) was shortlisted for several prizes, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Age, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Monthly, The Financial Review, Meanjin, Eureka Street, Overland and The Weekend Australian. She spent five years as deputy editor and staff writer at The Big Issue Australia, researching and writing across a wide range of subjects, and is an experienced public speaker and facilitator.