Jay Carmichael is a writer and editor. His first novel, Ironbark, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2016. His writing has been published by beyondblue and appeared widely in print and online, including in Overland, The Guardian, SBS, and The Telling Tree project. Jay lives and works in Melbourne.
'Jay Carmichael approaches the world as a poet, from an angle that is all his own. He reveals a hidden, pulsing reality beneath the surface of the everyday.' - Miles Allinson, author of Fever of Animals ;'In sparse and quiet prose, Jay Carmichael's debut is an enveloping novel about grief, survival, and the futility of finding peace in a place you don't belong.' - Shaun Prescott, author of The Town