About me

Melanie Dixon is an award-winning short story writer, novelist, poet, and creative writing tutor, based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Melanie writes literary fiction for adults, as well as contemporary fiction and fantasy for younger readers. She has had work published and anthologised internationally and is represented by Essie White of Storm Literary Agency.

She holds degrees from the University of York (BSc) and Oxford University (MSc), and is also a graduate cum laude of the creative writing programme at Hagley Writers’ Institute.  In 2016 Melanie was selected to be part of the highly competitive PitchWars mentorship programme.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Melanie worked for the BBC Natural History Unit, BBCi food and NHNZ.

Melanie is currently editor of Write On – New Zealand’s longest running literary magazine of writing by kids for kids, and is Associate Director and Tutor at The School for Young Writers.

An avid reader, she is a regular note writer for the New Zealand Book Discussion Scheme, as well as  full member of the New Zealand Society of Authors.