Else Fitzgerald is a Melbourne-based writer. Her work has appeared in various places including Visible Ink, Australian Book Review, The Victorian Writer, The Suburban Review, Offset and Award Winning Australian Writing. Her writing has been recognised in awards including the Grace Marion Wilson Prize, the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, the Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards, the Fair Australia Prize and the Margaret River Short Story Award.
Else was a judge for the 2015 Victorian Premiers Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. In 2015 she was selected to be part of Writers Victoria's Personal Patrons program and completed a three month residency at the Cells for Writers studios in the Melbourne Gaol. In 2017 Else was a WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program) Emerging Writer Fellow, participating in residencies in the Philippines and Melbourne.
She is currently completing a BA (Honours) in Creative Writing at RMIT and working on a manuscript of short fiction.