Ed Wright intends to use his Hill End residency to explore the town, its landscape and its history for inspiration for his next book. Set in a gold mining town in colonial New South Wales, the story, as Wright describes it, is a “love triangle tale of greed, lust, frustration and impossible longing”. Wright also intends to produce a series of poems for publication.
Wright has a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Sydney where he currently lectures in American Literature and Culture. He has also worked as an editor, research assistant and freelance writer and editor. In 2006, Wright was the recipient of the Australia Council Emerging Writer’s Grant for Fiction and was the winner of the Red Room Organisation’s Toilet Door Poetry Award.