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Melanie Cheng

Melanie Cheng is a writer and general practitioner. She was born in Adelaide, grew up in Hong Kong and now lives in Melbourne. Her debut collection of short stories, Australia Day, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2016 and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction in 2018. Room for a Stranger is her first novel.


ABC Radio National: The Book Show
Guardian: This pandemic exposes the source of true fear – our utter powerlessness  
Sydney Morning Herald: Mistakes, and the importance of admitting them (op ed)  

Titles byMelanie Cheng
  • Room for a Stranger
    Room for a Stranger
    Melanie Cheng
  • Australia Day
    Australia Day
    Melanie Cheng