Enza Gandolfo

The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
Adrienne Rich

Enza Gandolfo

Author and Academic

About Me

Enza Gandolfo is a fiction writer and Honorary Professor in Creative Writing Victoria University. Her first novel, Swimming, explores childlessness, friendship and art and was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award. Her second novel, The Bridge, was published in May 2018. It draws on true events of Australia’s worst industrial accident – the collapse of the West Gate Bridge during construction – to examine class, guilt, and moral culpability.

Enza is also the co-author of several non-fiction books including: Inventory: On Op Shops with Sue Dodd and It Keeps Me Sane: Women Craft Wellbeing with Marty Grace. Her short stories, essays, autobiographical pieces, reviews and articles have been published in a range of literary journals, magazines and newspapers.

She has worked as a teacher and youth worker and has been an academic for over 20 years. She was the co-editor of TEXT, Journal of Writing and Writing Courses until 2017 and a founding member of the Victroia University Feminist Research Networks. She is interested in the power of stories to create understanding and empathy, with a particular focus on feminist and political fiction.


PhD Creative Writing
MA Creative Writing
Grad Dip Women's Studies
Dip Education
Bachelor of Arts

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