Rachael Mead is a South Australian writer. She’s had an eclectic life, working as an archaeologist, environmental campaigner, wedding decorator and seller of books both old and new. She has an Honours degree in Classical Archaeology, a Masters in Environmental Studies and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide.

Her debut novel The Application of Pressure was published in 2020 by Affirm Press and she’s currently deep in the drafts of her second, The Art of Breaking Ice, which is forthcoming in 2023.

She is the author of two books of poetry, The Flaw in the Pattern (UWAP 2018) and The Sixth Creek (Picaro Press 2013) as well as the chapbooks Sliding Down the Belly of the World (Wakefield Press 2012) and The Quiet Blue World (Garron Publishing 2015).

When not in rehab for her addictions to books and op-shopping Rachael lives in the Adelaide Hills with her husband, animals and a ridiculous collection of op-shop overcoats.

You can find her books and more of her creative writing and photography at rachaelmead.com

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  1. Just noted your devotion to Mary Oliver. Do you know Christa Tippet’s On Being podcast radio online? If you search the page, you will find her conversation with Mary Oliver. Its adorable to hear her calm voice. I love her work too. Good luck with the tsundoku!


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