Meg Vann has trekked over glaciers with her toddler while pregnant, talked herself out of being mugged on the streets of New York, and been detained for no apparent reason at Uzbekistan airport while on a diplomatic visa.

A crime thriller writer, publisher and scholar, Meg seeks to confound assumptions about women’s criminality and victimhood as part of a broader cultural understanding of gendered violence and the menace of intimacy.

University of Queensland

In between her travels, Meg is also:

  • Publisher, Corella Press.
  • Writer, editor, and avid reader of crime and thriller stories.
  • Lecturer with the writing team at The University of Queensland, and writing teacher in community.
  • Board member, Small Press Network
  • Judge, Ned Kelly Awards, which is dedicated to promoting greater recognition for crime, thriller and mystery writing in Australia.
  • Founder of Sisters in Crime (Brisbane Chapter), which supports women crime writers and readers in Queensland.
  • Arts consultant and cultural producer working with government and community literary organisations and projects.


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For the record:

  • Meg served 8 years at Queensland Writers Centre, including 3 as Chief Executive Officer, striving for more Australian writers to have sustainable careers, and to be valued and enjoyed throughout the world.
  • Meg spent years as a community legal worker with Women’s Legal Service and Legal Aid (Qld).
  • Meg worked as a radio producer/presenter with ABC radio, and was Station Coordinator of 4ZzZ-fm.
  • Meg studied Writing, Editing and Publishing at The University of Queensland.
  • Meg’s creative writing has been awarded development support through the Copyright Agency Australia, QWC/Hachette Australia, and Varuna Writers Centre.
  • And, it must be said, she reads too much, eats too well, and is perpetually ready for adventure.