Amaryllis Gacioppo is an Australian writer. Currently she is completing a joint PhD in creative writing with Monash University and the University of Bologna. In 2015 her story ‘Dreams’ won the Lord Mayor of Melbourne Award for Short Story. She has been shortlisted for various awards, including the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in publications across Australia, the UK and the US.