Michelle Scott-Tucker

Michelle Scott Tucker

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Michelle is the author of Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World (2018), a fascinating biography of the woman who established the Australian wool industry (although her husband received all the credit).

In 2018 Michelle was appointed Executive Director of the Stella Prize, Australia’s pre-eminent literary prize for women writers. Prior to joining Stella, she had a successful career in business and government. Passionate about Australian women’s history, literature and storytelling, Michelle is also vice-chair of the Board of Writers Victoria.

Michelle is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed a master of business administration degree and a BA in English and history. Michelle lives with her family and too many pets in the Macedon Ranges, northwest of Melbourne.

‘An intimate portrait of a woman who changed herself and Australia … Michelle Scott Tucker makes Elizabeth Macarthur step off the page.’
David Hunt, author of Girt

‘There are not many biographies or histories of Australia that are unputdownable, but this one is. Highly recommended!’

Lisa Hill, ANZLitLovers blog