Ilka Tampke teaches creative writing at RMIT University. Her first novel, Skin, was published in the UK, US, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands and Vietnam. It was nominated for the Voss Literary Prize and the Aurealis Awards in 2016. Ilka is currently working on her third novel and is undertaking a PhD in creative writing at La Trobe University focusing on the connections between people and landscape. She lives on five beautiful acres in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria with her family and too many animals.

Ilka will appear at the 2019 conference.

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