Erin Gough is a Sydney-based writer. Amelia Westlake is her second novel. It won the 2019 Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature and the 2018 Readings Young Adult Book Prize, was a finalist in the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards, was shortlisted in the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction and the 2019 Indie Book Awards. It has been published in the United States as Amelia Westlake Was Never Here.
Erin's first novel for young adults, The Flywheel, won the Ampersand Prize. The Flywheel was published in the US as Get it Together, Delilah! and in Germany, and was shortlisted for the CBCA’s Book of the Year for Older Readers and the Centre for Youth Literature’s Gold Inky.
Erin’s award-winning short stories have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies including Best Australian Stories, The Age, Overland, Southerly and Going Down Swinging. Erin is a past recipient of the Varuna Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship for Fiction and an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship.