Else Fitzgerald is a Melbourne-based writer. Her writing has appeared in various places including Visible Ink, Australian Book Review, Meanjin, The Suburban Review, Offset and Award Winning Australian Writing. Her work 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, the VU Overland Short Story Prize and the Margaret River Short Story Award.
In 2017 Else was a WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program) Emerging Writer Fellow, participating in residencies in the Philippines and Melbourne. In 2018 she received a VicArts grant from Creative Victoria to work on her collection of short speculative fiction, Nearly Curtains.