Nadia Bailey

Writer, editor & critic

About Me

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 Traveller, Neighbourhood Paper and Oyster, among others.

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


Masters of Creative Writing — The University of Sydney
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) — Melbourne Univerity

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