About Margot

Margot McGovern: A white woman with a blonde pixie cut and wearing a white t-shirt stands against a black background. She looks thoughtful and confident.

Margot McGovern is a YA and Horror author based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Margot’s debut YA novel, Neverland (Penguin Random House Australia, 2018), was short-listed for the Text Prize and the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

Her horror fiction has recently appeared in Hometown Haunts: #LoveOzYA Horror Tales (Wakefield Press, 2021) and The Dark.

She holds a creative writing Ph.D. from Flinders University and is a former member of the LoveOzYA committee. Margot is also a workshop presenter, writing mentor and occasional book reviewer. She is represented by Danielle Binks.