Erin Gough is a fiction writer whose award-winning stories have been published in a number of journals and anthologies. Her novel for young adults, The Flywheel (2015), won Hardie Grant Egmont’s Ampersand Prize and was short listed for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards (Older Readers) and the Gold Inky. 

Erin’s second novel, Amelia Westlake (2018) won the Readings Young Adult Book prize and has since been short listed in the Queensland Literary Awards, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, the Indie Book Awards and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and long listed for CBCA Older Reader award, the Gold Inky and the ABIAs. It was published in the US by Little, Brown in May 2019.

Erin has been a guest at a number of writers’ festivals, including the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Reading Matters, Girls Write Up and the Feminist Writers’ Festival. She has been a school writer-in-residence in her capacity as a Stella Prize Schools Ambassador. Her talks and workshops with high school students focus on the craft of storytelling, the importance of reading diversely and learning how to tell your individual story.

Published Titles

Amelia Westlake2018, Hardie Grant Egmont

WINNER: Readings Young Adult Book Prize 2018

Short listed: Queensland Literary Awards 2018

Short listed: Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2019

Short listed: NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2019

Short listed: Indie Book Awards 2019

CBCA Notable Book 2019

Long listed: Gold Inky Award 2019

Flywheel, 2015, Hardie Grant Egmont

WINNER: Ampersand Prize 

Short listed: Gold Inky Awards 2016

Short listed: CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers) 2016

Long listed: Indie Awards 2016

White Raven International Youth Library title 2016