Robyn Mundy

Robyn Mundy

Robyn Mundy is author of the novels Wildlight and The Nature of Ice, and co-author of the young readers’ Epic Adventure: Epic Voyages. She works seasonally as an Assistant Expedition Leader for Aurora Expeditions. Robyn currently lives in Hobart where she teaches writing and is at work on a new novel. Visit her at


  • Wildlight PanMacmillan (Picador imprint)
  • Literary novel forthcoming Lost & Found: Anthology of Loss

Short Fiction

  • Epic Adventure: Epic Voyages, co-authored with Nigel Rigby. King Fisher, New York, 2010
  • Young Readers Reference Book, 2010
  • Epic Adventure: Epic Voyages, co-authored with Nigel Rigby. The Five Mile Press, Sydney, 2010
  • Young Readers Reference Book, 2009
  • The Nature of Ice, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2009
  • Weather Man, Island literary journal, Tasmania, 2011
  • The Forgeries, Westerly Literary Journal, WA, 2012
  • Celebration of the Book: Edith Cowan Uni, WA, 2013
  • Everlastings: Westerly Literary Journal, WA, 2014
  • Writing with light: a photographer’s vision, 2014
  • Frank Hurley and the 1911–14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition: The Polar Journal, Taylor & Francis, London, 2014


  • Pioneering Antarctic Photography: Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley: The Polar Journal, Taylor & Francis, London, 2014
  • Review of 2013 Australian Fiction: Westerly Literary Journal, WA
  • The Forgeries: The Best Australian Stories 2013, Black Inc. Melbourne


  • Snow Baby, Island literary journal, Tasmania 2013


  • The Nature of Ice (a novel), 2007
  • Writing with Light (exegesis). ECU, Perth, 2007
  • Jimmy’s Pearl, The Iowa Review, University of Iowa, USA, 2004

Literary awards and fellowships

  • Winner, 2014 TodHunter Literary Award for Short Story for The Drover
  • Short-listed, 2014 Cowley Literary Awards in Fiction for In The Mood
  • 2013 Prize winner, Katharine Susannah Prichard Story Competition, WA for Everlastings,
  • 2012 Short-listed The Forgeries, Katharine Susannah Prichard Story Competition,
  • 2011 Varuna The Writer’s House Mick Dark Fellowship Award, NSW
  • 2010 Watermark Literary Society Creative Writing Fellow, NSW
  • 2010 The Nature of Ice short-listed for Kibble Literary Awards (Nita Dobbie Award), NSW
  • 2003 Runner-up Jimmy’s Pearl, The Iowa Award for Fiction, University of Iowa, USA
  • 2002 Joint winner Jimmy’s Pearl, DH Lawrence award for short fiction, University of New Mexico, USA
  • 2002 Runner-up Salon de Belleza, Prentice-Hall Student Award for short fiction, University of Arizona, USA
  • 2001 Winner DH Lawrence award for short fiction, University of New Mexico, USA
  • 2001 – 2002 Creative Writing Fellow, University of New Mexico, USA