Alice Bishop grew up in Christmas Hills but now lives in Thornbury, Victoria. Her first collection of short fiction, A Constant Hum, was released via Text Publishing on 2 July 2019. It was recently shortlisted for the 2019 Prize for New Australian Fiction.
A Constant Hum is based on Alice's hometown’s experience of Black Saturday—Australia's worst documented natural disaster—and the resulting hardships people, especially women, face during the aftermath of bushfire.
The beginnings of A Constant Hum have been commended in the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and then longlisted in both the inaugural Richell Prize and the 2017 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award.
In 2018 A Constant Hum was shortlisted in the Penguin Random House Literary Prize.
Alice's work has also appeared in Meanjin, Southerly, Australian Book Review, Griffith REVIEW, Overland, The Suburban Review, Visible Ink, Seizure, Voiceworks, and the human rights publication Right Now.
Alice works in communications/marketing and has completed a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing at the University of Melbourne. She is also the recipient of a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship.
Her essay, 'Coppering', was shortlisted in the 2017 Horne Prize—held by both The Saturday Paper and Aesop.