Nadia Bailey is an author, journalist and critic based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first book, a light-hearted but very serious Stranger Things tribute called The Book of Barb was released in 2017. Her fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in journals like The Lifted Brow and Cordite Poetry Review, and as a journalist and critic she’s been published in The Australian, Australian Gourmet TravellerThe Age/SMH Good Food and Garage Magazine, among others. She co-writes an infrequent Tinyletter with Lana Guineay called Books & Beaches.

Nadia was the recipient of Express Media’s inaugural poetry mentorship with Dorothy Porter, the winner of the 2014 Adrien Abbott Poetry Prize, judged by Mark Tredinnick, and was awarded Highly Commended in the 2017 OutStanding short story competition. She is a Midsumma Futures fellow for 2018/19.

She has appeared at festivals such as Melbourne Writers Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival, the Emerging Writers’ Festival and the National Young Writers’ Festival, and was part of Voiceworks‘ editorial committee for three years.

She is available for freelance editorial work and profile writing, as well as copywriting, subediting, ghostwriting, native content development and social media strategy.

Email Nadia on nadia at nadiabailey dot com.

Photography by Charlotte L Guest