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2024 Jolley Prize Judges


Patrick FlaneryPatrick Flanery is the author of four novels, including Absolution (2012), which was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary award, and a memoir, The Ginger Child. He is Chair of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide.






Melinda Harvey Melinda Harvey is Lecturer in English at Monash University. She has been a book critic for nearly twenty years, with reviews and commentary appearing in major Australian newspapers and magazines including Australian Book Review, The Australian, The Age, and the Sydney Review of Books. She was a finalist in the 2020 Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism.





Susan Midalia

Susan Midalia is the author of three short story collections and two novels. Her new book, a collection of micro fiction called Miniatures, is published by Night Parrot Press. Susan also works as a freelance editor and a mentor to emerging writers, and has judged many writing competitions, including the ALS Gold Medal, the West Australian Premiers Book Award and the T.A.G Hungerford Award.