Erin Gough is a Sydney-based writer whose award-winning short stories have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies including Black Inc.'s Best Australian Stories, The Age, Overland, Southerly and Going Down Swinging. Prizes she has received for her fiction include first place in the Banjo Patterson National Short Story Competition, the Wimmera Literary Competition, and the FAW Frank Page Award for Short Story Writing.
Erin is a past recipient of the Varuna Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship for Fiction and an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship.
The Flywheel, which was written with the assistance of an Australia Council Emerging Writers Grant, was the winner of Hardie Grant Egmont's Ampersand Prize in 2013. It is her first novel.