Irma Gold is a writer and editor based in Canberra. She is the author of two children’s books, and has edited Muse, Lowdown and Meeting of Muses. Her work has appeared in anthologies and a variety of periodicals including Meanjin, Island, and the Canberra Times.
2012recipientACT Arts Grantto assist with costs of publishing an Anthology, in 2012 - $15,500
2011recipientACT Arts Grantto assist with costs of compiling an anthology of the best ACT region writing for the Centenary of Canberra, in 2011 - $10,000
Two Steps Forward2011selected work short story 'It's easy to get stuck in a rut. What binds the characters in 'Two steps forward' is an indomitable desire to climb their way out. Located in familiar Australian settings, this collection brilliantly weaves together authentic characters and adverse scenarios. You'll encounter battlers, underdogs and people who've hit hard times. Protagonists to root for and causes to cheer. In this affecting, assured debut, Irma Gold celebrates courage and challenges our notions of what it takes to be happy.' (Trove record)