Rebecca Hayman – creative writing


This profile was written in 2015 Term 4.

Author, Rebecca Hayman, lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children.

She has written several novels, one of which was short-listed for the Vogel Award in 2000. She has also won several awards for her children’s stories and most recently published a children’s first chapter book, Orsom’s Good Idea, in collaboration with her daughters.

In 2010 Rebecca and her family lived in India, a place which inspired her to write a series of poems. They then moved to China for three years (2011-2013).

There, Rebecca was befriended by a man who inspired her most recent novel The Fraught Ambitions of a Man. This novel is, as yet, unpublished however a (very) short version of the story won the local section of the Nillumbik based Alan Marshall Short-Story Award 2015.