Inga Simpson began her career as a professional writer for government before gaining a PhD in creative writing. In 2011, she took part in the Queensland Writers Centre Manuscript Development Program and, as a result, Hachette Australia published her first novel, MR WIGG, in 2013. NEST, Inga's second novel, was published in 2014, before being longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Stella Prize, and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. Inga's third novel, the acclaimed Where the Trees Were, was published in 2016. Inga won the final Eric Rolls Prize for her nature writing and recently completed a second PhD, exploring the history of Australian nature writers. Inga's memoir about her love of Australian nature and life with trees, UNDERSTORY, will be published in June 2017.
that warm feeling ... of what is right and good about the world overwhelmed me on closing this book. - BOOKS + PUBLISHING beautiful and absorbing - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD resonantly powerful at every bite...Just beautiful. - THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY Beautifully crafted and brimming with warmth. - WHO WEEKLY captures the pleasures of a simple country life - VOGUE Inga Simpson gives readers a character so realistic ... that it's hard to believe he's a work of fiction. - HERALD SUN Captivates to the end - GOOD READING A tender story - COUNTRY LIFE