Ashley Goldberg is an Australian writer based in Melbourne.
His fiction has appeared in New Australian Fiction 2021, Meanjin, Chiron Review, The Honest Ulsterman and Award Winning Australian Writing among other publications. Ashley has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and a Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing from Canberra University. His work has been shortlisted, longlisted, and anthologized in numerous competitions worldwide, including the 2017/18 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. In 2019, Ashley was a fellow at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre and a finalist for the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize. Abomination was shortlisted for the 2020 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award.
For my residency project I will be working on my second novel – a work of literary fiction about a short relationship between a young man and an older woman. Thematically the novel will explore the complexities related to mother-son relationships as well as various aspects of ultra-Orthodox Judaism with emphasis on the interactions between the Australian Family Law system, Jewish law and ultra-Orthodox communities. There will also be a prominent focus on the psychological concept of ‘limerence’ as developed by Dorothy Tennov.