Catherine McKinnon


Catherine McKinnon lives in rural New South Wales. Her most recent novel, Storyland, was published by Harper Collins in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin 2018. In 2015, she was a co-winner of the Griffith Review Novella 111 Award. She grew up in South Australia, studied at Flinders University, and worked for many years as a theatre director and playwright at the Red Shed, and also at the State Theatre Company SA, before turning to novel writing. In 2006 she won the Penguin Women’s Weekly Award for her short story Haley and the Sea and her first novel, The Nearly Happy Family, was published by Penguin in 2008. Her plays have been performed nationally. Hurt, her most recent play, directed by Kim Hardwick (with Ivan Donato, Meredith Penman and Gabrielle Scawthorn), was produced by Whitebox Theatre in 2016. Her short stories, reviews and articles have appeared in Transnational Literature, Text Journal, RealTime and Narrative. She teaches performance and creative writing at the University of Wollongong and is currently working on her third novel.

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