Amaryllis Gacioppo is an Australian writer and editor for Verge. Currently she is undertaking a joint PhD in creative writing with Monash University and the University of Bologna. In 2015 her story “Dreams” won the Lord Mayor of Melbourne Award in the short story category. Her fiction has been shortlisted for both the 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize and the 2016 Overland Story Wine Prize. Most recently she was shortlisted for the 2017 Scribe Nonfiction Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in publications across Australia, the UK and the US.