Dr Delia Falconer
Dr Delia Falconer has fast become one of Australia's most critically acclaimed writers. Best known for her ability to bring the reader right to the heart of her characters through her poetic writing and strong principled observations, her best-selling novel, The Service of Clouds (1997), has been shortlisted for many of Australia's major literary awards, including: the Miles Franklin Award, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, and the Australian Booksellers' Book of the Year.
Her book The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers (2005) was shortlisted among other awards for the Spur Award for Best Short Western Novel (US) and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Falconer has edited and contributed stories to numerous short story collections, as well as writing as a critic for publications such as The Australian Literary Review, The Monthly, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.
Falconer is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree at the University of Sydney. She holds a PhD in English Literature and Cultural Studies and is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Practices at UTS. Delia Falconer reflects on her time as a student at the University of Sydney in this alumna profile.
Forest for the Trees: Writers & Publishing in 2013