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Jem Tyley-Miller is an award-winning short story writer from regional Victoria whose stories are published in Overland, Meanjin, Scarlet Stiletto: The Fourteen Cut and other places. Jem has been a guest blogger for both Readings and Margaret River Press.

In 2022, Jem won the award for ‘Best Body in the Library’ Story at the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. She was also highly commended for the Affirm Press Mentorship Award with her novel manuscript Gone from My Sight.

Jem is currently working on a second novel The Ledger of Abandoned Stories. An early draft of this was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award in 2021.

Jem has been shortlisted for other awards, including the Ned Kelly S.D. Harvey and the Margaret River Short Story Prize. She is a previous Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and Regional Arts Victoria grant recipient, and in 2020 her novel Gone from My Sight was longlisted for the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award.

Jem’s stories are best described as murder mysteries that bleed into other genres. She is a big fan of both fabulism and magic realism and loves tales where these elements crossover into the crime genre.

Jem is the co-founder of the Peter Carey Short Story Award and divides her spare time between organising the awards and hanging out with her three children and partner in Bacchus Marsh. She works casually in film and TV directing extras to fund her very serious writing habit, although if it were possible she would write all the time.

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